WHY IS THE CONGRESS PLAYING SAFE ON FAKE ENCOUNTERS?
By not taking Modi head on over fake encounters, the party may be doing itself a disservice, says
A NEW type of disorder, bordering on the psychosomatic, seems to have afflicted the Congress in Gujarat. Why else would it develop cold feet over attacking its political opponent, the BJP, out of fear that the latter would gain from it? For the past 10 years, the Congress has consciously avoided exposing and indicting Narendra Modi in several cases in which Muslims were killed in fake encounters. For example, the ham-handed manner in which former home minister Amit Shah was allowed to slip through the law’s net did nothing to inspire confidence in the investigations.
The fear originates from a notion that the electorate in Gujarat is highly polarised. Despite being in power