CPI, Congress and Their Phobias
The The CPI and the Congress seem to have developed phobias of late. In the former’s case it’s the Nandigram phobia and for the latter it’s the Modi phobia.
Here comes a pathetic attempt from the West Bengal CM, Budhhadeb Bhattacharjee, at diverting the attention from his government’s misdeeds in Nandigram:
“Ram was born in the imagination of poets and Ram Sethu is a natural formation under the sea,” Bhatacharjee told a meeting to mark the 15th anniversary of the demolition of Babri Masjid on Friday.
Can’t help it. The poor old fellow has been feeling the heat inside his pants. Only yesterday, graves of people burned alive in the Nandigram violence were dug up by the CRPF. And now, the CBI is going to probe the issue.
Meanwhile, the Congress seems to have freaked out in Gujarat. This comes a day after Sonia aunty referred to Modi and his stooges as ‘merchants of death’ after Modi’s comments on the Soharabuddin killing.
Kapil Sibal has gone at lengths to explain that it was not actually meant for Modi:
“Mrs Gandhi said ‘your state functionaries’. ‘Merchants of death’ was meant for the manner in which certain state functionaries were working. The Gujarat government’s own counsel (KTS Tulsi) is saying Mr Modi should not have said it,” he said.
They are shying away from even talking about Narendra Modi, fearing that it would remind the people of Gujarat about what happened back in 2002 and hence shift the public sentiment. Pathetic people. Can’t even stand up to their own words. Modi must be laughing his ass off at the kind of opposition he is fighting.
For further proof on the Congress’s Modi phobia is available here in an article from the latest issue of the Economist which sums up the politics in Gujarat quite aptly.
…last month, in a brave investigation into the pogrom, an Indian magazine, Tehelka, published transcripts of Gujarati Hindu-nationalists confessing to hideous murders and rapes. One alleged that Mr Modi had granted them three days to do this work unimpeded by the police—which is in fact what happened. No action has been taken against them. Instead, senior Congress figures have accused Tehelka of being in cahoots with the BJP. Gujarati bookies responded to its report by shortening the odds on Mr Modi.