For all the confidence that the BJP projects, and arguably should project, about retaining power in Gujarat, party leaders are becoming increasingly jittery as the elections draw near. Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani, unable to talk in detail about his own political achievements, has been relying instead on wrestling Bogeymen. Writer Arundhati Roy flustered Rupani by donating Rs 3 lakh to young Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani who is crowdfunding his independent campaign. At a rally on December 1, Rupani accused Mevani of being a “JNU product”. While on social media, BJP bots threw around favoured pejoratives such as “commies” and “anti-nationals” and muttered darkly about the “liberal ecosystem.” Of course, neither Mevani nor Roy have ever been to JNU, unlike many senior members of the Gujarat bureaucracy.