On May 18, a 4-page Congress toolkit designed to destroy PM Modi’s popularity and image over the government’s handling of the Covid crisis laid exposed. The document gave a detailed description of how to attack Prime Minister Narendra Modi, defame Hindus, get ‘tailored’ articles attacking the Indian government in international media, and generally fan an anti-Modi hatred among the masses. For Rahul Gandhi – Kumbh Mela is a ‘Super spreader’ of Covid, while EID is a ‘Happy gathering’
A toolkit viral on social media
The document titled ‘Cornering Narendra Modi & Covid Mismanagement’ began by highlighting how the ‘Kumbh Mela’ is to be used to malign the Hindu festival and the ruling party. The “toolkit” suggested politicising the congregation by repeatedly labelling it as a ‘super spreader’ to hint at BJP’s Hindu politics.
The viral “toolkit” purportedly asked Congress workers to use phrases such as ‘Indian strain’ and ‘Modi strain’ on social media and to “keep using the term Super spreader Kumbh Mela.” Besides, it encouraged non-party to propagate ‘Eid’ as a “Happy gathering.”
Congress’s history of Appeasement:
The Congress party, which had tacitly encouraged Muslim fundamentalists in order to garner their support during the elections, now played the appeasement card in Shah Bano case. The party could not let the judiciary wrestle Muslim support from its control. Votes were evidentially more important than women’s right.
Misusing the massive majority in Parliament, Rajiv Gandhi ensured the passage of the Muslim Women Act of 1986.
For a religiously divided country like India, the ghettoisation of a community resulting in rising fundamentalism has dire consequences. Assimilation, not appeasement, is the requirement of the hour. And Congress party has totally failed in doing so.