How Congress lost the plot in Gujarat

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  1. parijataka

    parijataka Senior Member Senior Member

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    This blog post by Mediacrooks is about loose cannon Digvijaya Singh and his atrocious statements but goes on narrate how Congress (mis)ruled Gujarat in the 1980's using the help of dons like Abdul Latif, a Dawood Ibrahim aide, who it is said had so much influence that he decided the appointment of Police Commissioner in Ahmedabad. Abdul Latif was later conveniently `encountered` during Congress rule. Congress enjoyed a massive majority of 140+seats in a house of 180 but Gujarat was rocked by communal riots every 3-4 years due to their policies. Due to people's disgust and BJP giving good government, Congress has never recovered in Gujarat, despite 2002 communal riots.

    Digvijaya's Desperate & Dangerous Communal Call

    Guess who the media houses like NDTV, CNN-IBN, TimesNow, Headlines Today and others run to first for a few soundbites and crumbs from the Congress? Yes, Digvijaya Singh of course. DS’ propensity to make mindless, foul-mouthed comments, often generously sprinkled with untruths, endears him to our slave media. Naturally, they all conspired to cover up a hateful and dangerous call DS made to his party-men in Bangalore on July 2: “The Sangh parivar and BJP are conspiring to incite communal violence in Congress-ruled states including Karnataka. The government will have to keep strict vigil on Hindutva organisations… BJP has realised that they won’t win unless they play communal card and they want to secure victory by inciting communal passions” he said. Alright, for the moment let’s keep Diggy on simmer. We’ll boil him later.

    If anyone still has the notion that the Gujarat 2002 riots changed or polarised the people in the state then let me dispel that notion. Here’s a story that every Indian should read and understand why Gujaratis have booted out Congress and aren’t friendly with the party. These are edited excerpts from Wiki:

    The Dabgarwad Massacre was a legal case involving the burning down of a single mother Maniben’s home in Ahmedabad, India, on June 9, 1985. The incident resulted in the deaths of 8 Hindus, and has come to symbolize the carnage, security mismanagement, and sloppy investigation during the 1985 Ahmedabad violence. On February 1985, a mass movement against Gujarat Government's new policy of caste based reservation was launched in Ahmedabad. Congress(I) government came down on movement participants with an iron fist… Most of the movement participants were Hindu students. It is alleged that Congress(I) leadership used Muslim mafia don Abdul Latif's gang against the movement's participants. As a result, Ahmedabad was rocked with communal riots, between Hindus and Muslims, for several months.


    Note carefully, even then it was Congress (I) but since 2004 the party and our corrupt media conveniently changed it to INC. The current Congress has absolutely no relation or connection to the original INC. The anti-reservation stir was deliberately turned into a communal riot using anti-social elements. The king-pin in the events was one Abdul Latif, a local goon of the D-Company. The Congress CM then was Madhavsinh Solanki. The story during the period of the anti-reservation agitation before it became communal continues on Wiki:

    There was a mass exodus of Hindus from their houses in the riot hit locality of Dabgarwad, Dariapur. When peace was partially restored, few residents returned; However, Maniben continued to live in her house, with her two daughters and four grand-children, because she had no other place to go or she was confident that she shall not be harmed. On 9 June 1985 at 1:30 PM, Military which was stationed at Dabgarwad was withdrawn. As a result, a large Muslim mob attacked Maniben's house, which is located about 250 feet from police outpost, setting fire to it, and chaining it from outside resulting in death of Maniben, her two daughters, four grand-children and son of a neighbor. Next house set ablaze was of Navin Chandra, Kantilal, Kalidas and others. Mob, including women, attempted to prevent fire brigade from extinguishing the fire. All accused, including main appellant Dilaver Hussain Mohammad Laliwala, were acquitted on 5 October 1990 due to lack of evidence. Supreme Court of India criticized police investigators for late recording of evidence, failure to produce the Chief Fire Officer as witness and delay in preparation of panchnama of Maniben’s home.

    I can vouch for these incidents as being accurately described. In post-independence India the biggest record of engineering communal riots is held by none other than the Congress. So Digvijaya’s nonsense is beset with absence of historical truth. Thus 1985 was the year in which Hindus in Gujarat decided enough is enough and booted out the Congress forever in the next election.

    After that communal riot Madhavsinh Solanki was sacked and replaced only to be later reinstated as CM. But in the next election in 1990 the Congress was removed from power. Since then it has had a CM only for just over a year owing to political horse-trading. Since March 1995 there has been no Congress govt in Gujarat. The BJP has won all elections but the greed for power made Shankersinh Vaghela defect and form his Rashtriya Janata Party (RJP). Vaghela grabbed power with the support of Congress but couldn’t last more than a year as CM. And since 1997 it has been BJP and the Congress has been wiped out of Gujarat. That’s the story. The 2002 riots didn’t propel BJP to power nor did it polarise people as the media propaganda would have you believe.

    In the decade since 2002 the governance and performance agenda has overshadowed communal divisions. Since independence and right up to 1985 it is the communal politics of the Congress govts in Gujarat that has polarised the state. I dare say, while Gujarat has been saved from the communal Congress, other states that are still being exploited with their “Hindus are communal” crap will someday learn.

    Encounters are the flavour of the season, so let’s also find out what happened to that mafia goon Abdul Latif. He was Dawood’s “made-guy” in Ahmedabad. He had even won local elections from 5 wards in the Muslim dominated areas of Ahmedabad. He was later arrested and housed at the Sabarmati jail for his crimes pending trial. In 1997 Shankarsinh Vaghela was the CM. Here’s what happened to Latif as every Gujju who was witness to events knows (from Rediff):

    Notorious gangster Abdul Latif was shot dead by the police early on Saturday morning in Ahmedabad, while trying to escape. Latif, a Dawood Ibrahim associate, was arrested in Delhi in 1995. He had been lodged in the Sabarmati Central jail since then. The incident occurred at 0215, near the Naroda crossing. Latif had been taken for an investigation and was being brought back to the jail. He asked permission to answer nature's call and tried to escape by firing at the police. The police retaliated, shooting him dead. He was cremated under strict security in the evening at the Shahibaug graveyard.

    Interesting, eh? Latif was in prison, was being escorted in darkness of early hours under police custody. He wants to take a “bathroom break” around the bushes near the road. And Holy Moses, guy pulls out a pistol? Huh? Where did this pistol suddenly come from? So he tried to attack the police and was shot dead. Do you believe that? Now Vaghela is a Congress member since those days. If this was not a fake encounter what was it? So the Congis who are now crooning like Madonna over Ishrat Jahan should remember who started the culture of fake encounters. Just as they and parties holding similar “sickular” persuasions are the ones who engineer communal riots. Even if you look at the chronology of recent history of communal riots, the worst ones have occurred under Congress govts. More minorities (as also Hindus) have died in communal riots under Congress govts.

    So Digvijaya is doing nothing but raking up the old Secular V Communal fear-mongering for elections. He is now also joined by Nitish Kumar. As this sound grows the media too will join the hunt sooner than later. Let me sound an alternate warning: If at all communal riots happen between now and the general elections it will likely be engineered by Congress and not by BJP. Congress is the one who came up with divisive plans for India including Madhavsinh’s infamous KHAM (Kshatriya, Harijan, Adivasi and Muslim) calculation for vote-banks. Since the KHAM invention many regional parties have borrowed the theory to form their own vote-banks like BSP, SP etc. The Congress would be foolish if they allowed Diggy to continue his mindless rant. People are sick and tired of their deceptions and of “fake secularism” which fools Muslims and all other minorities. The Congress principle of tagging anyone speaking for Hindu interests as “Communal” is the most sinister and divisive campaign ever created in this country. And these guys go around calling others Hitler, Fascist, Communal, Polarising and all the dubious terms they can come up with. This time, it may not pass and that is the fear that haunts Diggy to his bones as it does the Congress party.


    To deviate a bit from the issue the Congress also supports a vast network of organisations and NGOs which are busy creating a deep social divide in India. Researcher and writer Rajiv Malhotra calls it “Breaking India”. In his book, Malhotra describes and explains how major foreign funds are being poured into India to alter the religious structure of India through dubious means, conversions and other inducements. He also explains how many so called “intellectuals” are ‘useful idiots’ in this scheme. You can see most of these idiots frequently on TV panels and some are anchors too. I don’t have to elaborate to which party these dishonest intellectuals owe their allegiance to. The map on the cover of Malhotra’s book is influenced by the sinister designs of the players behind the scenes. This is no figment of imagination but is actually happening on the ground in India.

    I may not know much about Diggy but I do know one thing for sure. In his 10-years as CM of Madhya Pradesh the guy couldn’t build a single decent road between the two main cities of Indore and Bhopal. The distance was a mere 170kms. MP remained a BIMARU state under him. Having been thrown out of MP he has spent the last decade mouthing rubbish frequently which the media delightfully reproduces like a box of parrots. His statement warning of a communal riot is one of desperation and with the knowledge that Congress may get a severe thrashing at the next general elections. The final response of a historically divisive Congress has been “fear-mongering”. Diggy has just made a desperate and dangerous call. It’s not the BJP or others but the Congress party that people must watch out for.
     
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    This little history i didnt know as i was a kid back then. I always thought It was anti reservation riots in 84-85. But didnt know that it took communal turn and congress's hand was there...

    Thanks for sharing.

     
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    These are those exact places where in 2002 riots took place. And people think Modi did 2002. It was an anger and suddenly catalyzed by Godhara.People who try to wave flag of constitution only in selected cases should shu the F up. Gujarat is the ultimate example of Congress and its tactics. Honestly, upper castes and OBCs realized that very early & now SCs are also tilting towards BJP.And now some Muslims are,too.
    People who try to convey the message that Growth must be inclusive then nobody gives such inclusive growth, certainly not Congress....
     
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