Tuesday, December 19, 2017



Several political observers  have said that BJP won in Gujarat but, Congress has not lost in Gujarat  

However, from the long term perspective, it is very clear that the Congress party has lost it's claim as a party committed to the cause of secularism, whatever it may mean.

Until recently, Congress has branded BJP as pro Hindutva  and anti minority party.

In recent Gujarat election, congress leader visited temple after temple obviously to impress Hindu voters and avoided visiting Church , Mosque  and Gurudwara to avoid "displeasing" Hindu voters. Further, he  aligned with the forces that openly represented a particular caste and demanded reservation for the particular caste  What is secular about seeking the support of parties that stand for caste. ?

Next time,when there would be election in UP, will  the congress leader visit the mosques in  muslim dominated area during the campaign or in north eastern states,will he visit the churches ?.

Now, no one will any more believe that  Congress party is more secular than BJP  and the Congress party  has totally lost  such image. This is an  retrievable loss for the party.


On Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 10:07 AM, Aires Rodrigues <airesrodrigues1@gmail.com> wrote:

Despite all that abundant money and muscle power at hand, the BJP even after all the sheer misuse of its administrative authority was not able to woo the people of Gujarat. That they just managed to scrape through in the home State of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah which has been a saffron bastion for more than two decades is infact a real humiliation for the Prime Minister and the BJP Chief. A clear indication of the people's disgust over the skewed policies of the government. The BJP which had set a lofty target of 150 seats had to eat the humble pie and be content with just 99 with the Congress clinching a whopping 80. The BJP may have won, but not a moral victory. The verdict is indeed a psychological triumph for the Congress.  

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