When the then PM of India, Manmohan Singh said, quite brazenly in 2006, that ‘Muslims must have first claim on the nation’s resources’, no one accused him of being polarising.
When Mayawati openly talked of a ‘Dalit-Muslim’ formula to wrest power in UP, no one called her divisive.
When Akhilesh Yadav’s SP tried every trick in the book for Muslim appeasement in UP, there were no studio debates on him being ‘communal’.
DMK in Tamil Nadu has built its career milking something called ‘Tamizh Pride’, a dangerous cocktail of casteism and linguistic parochialism. No one in the media seems to find it particularly objectionable.
In WB, Mamta Banerjee has practically turned her administration into a Muslim Appeasement machinery, yet, we never even hear debates about the Malda riots or the Dhulagarh exodus of the Hindus. No one calls Mamta polarising or divisive.
But a saffron clad Yogi becomes the CM of UP, and all fiberals go apoplectic with rage.
During the ban on Jallikattu, many fiberals were rejoicing that the ‘poor bulls were saved from torture’, but with the closure of illegal slaughterhouses in UP, the exact same people are now outraging over the ‘poor Muslim butchers’!
The self-professed liberals in India have turned the fine art of hypocrisy into a precision science!
Post courtesy: Shefali Vaidya (Facebook).