The BJP is being increasingly found on the wrong side of secularism as the election noise is reaching the highest pitch. Modi goes on saying he is not interested in token, photo op secularism moments. He has also tried his best to avoid bringing up Gujarat riots till recently till the moment it had become almost impossible to avoid it any more. Even then, he did nothing like apologizing but tried to pose as heroically carrying it around his neck all this time. BJP attacked Congress for meeting with Bukhari as long as it could. But Rajnath Singh has done the unthinkable recently by meeting muslim clerics in Lucknow.
Amit Shah has also did his best to make more fingers raised against BJP. Relatively unknown leader Giriraj Singh joined the party Saturday, saying all those who oppose Modi will have to run to Pakistan soon after Modi ascends the throne.
BJP’s alma mater VHP has also entered the fray with Pravin Togadia calling for open eviction of a muslim person living in Hindu areas in Bhavnagar, Gujarat. “If he does not relent, go with stones, tyres and tomatoes to his office. There is nothing wrong in it. Killers of Rajiv Gandhi have not been hanged … there is nothing to fear and the case will go on,” Togadia told the charged-up gathering.
“I have done it in the past and Muslims have lost both property and money,” he said.
RSS is not too far behind, apparently they have released a pamphlet warning all the Hindu’s to ensure cent percent vote so that the Hindu majority ideology wins in the election. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has released a statement which the BJP is defending as a positive appeal to voters encouraging to vote. But Congress and other watchers are accusing that it is a veiled call in favor of majority communalist agenda.
The Mumbai film industry has also seen clear division on these lines, with major industry figures releasing statements advising support to secular forces and other groups supporting Modi.
How far these majority, minority politics will go in this session of elections, which party will get benefited finally is yet to be seen.