Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Attack on migrants in Gujarat: Panicky Alpesh softens stand as rowdy Thakor Sena imperils Congress prospects in UP, Bihar



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Gujarat Congress MLA Alpesh Thakor has modified his tone on the Bihar-Uttar Pradesh migrant issue. he's currently attempting to strike a conciliatory note, virtually locution all of them are welcome within the state and claiming that thousands of these WHO left the state within the past few days didn’t run beneath force or beneath threat to life however have gone to their native places to celebrate Chhat Puja, that is over a month away.

The sudden  amendment in his public perspective is noteworthy. he's presupposed to be the one WHO instigated his supporters on Gujarati versus Bihari and UPites when the foremost unfortunate incident of rape of a minor. The temporal arrangement of Thakor’s amendment of heart is curious. It came when a severe quelling by the police against people who were fanning hate and violence against migrants and indulged in disorder at premises that used staff from Bihar and state.

It conjointly came when Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and his state counterpart Yogi Adityanath took up the matter with Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani and suspect the Congress of supporting the miscreants. Since Mon afternoon the 3 BJP-NDA dominated states started acting in cycle in building right public perception and promise Congress down over the difficulty.

It is not troublesome to grasp what created Thakor reverse his position during a few days. Most of over four hundred persons in remission by the Gujarat Police ar from Thakor community, happiness to Thakor Sena patronized by Thakor. a number of those in remission ar Congress staff. The arrests and also the charges beneath that the miscreants were reserved were demanding, including disorder and dakoity. This results in a state of affairs wherever Thakor’s supporters might flip against him -- it's terribly troublesome for the suspect persons to induce bail once reserved beneath these charges. If they continue to be in jail for a few time there's an opportunity that he might face flak from family and shut supporters of these reserved beneath relevant provisions of law.

That’s by no means a healthy state of affairs for Thakor. His core support base is from his community Thakor. The community was angry when a minor lady from the community was allegedly raped by a employee from Bihar. The MLA took their anger to a brand new high however it currently seems that it spiralled out of management. The state agencies when initial softness set to subsume the rising state of affairs with a significant hand. That sophisticated Thakor’s downside. He will ill-afford any anguish of his own community members against him. The community was terribly sad with the present disturbances and ar turning against Thakor Sena and its backers in Congress.

Mark Thakor’s statement on weekday. In associate interview to Republic TV, he admitted that “some mistakes” might are created by his supporters which Thakor Sena followers “may have vulnerable some”. Then he unfettered his considerations “the decide to frame my men has begun…attempts ar being created to smear my Thakor Sena”.

Second, there was a unpunctual realisation in Congress that the party doesn't got to fight election solely in Gujarat. it absolutely was a national party and should pay attention of sentiments of individuals in alternative states. Even in Gujarat, solely alittle section of individuals ar sympathetic of these trying to bar migrants from Bihar and state. tho' the party leadership was promoting Thakor in party’s data structure the rising state of affairs was a grim reminder that he couldn’t be trusty in handling things like this that have short and semipermanent implications in Gujarat and in state and Bihar wherever Congress is urgently attempting to seek out an edge.

It was conjointly turning Congress its oft-repeated charge against BJP that the latter was making an environment of worry and hate on its head.

More so, Thakor beside Shaktisinh Gohil is Congress’ central party in-charge of Bihar. The central and state leadership of the Congress hoped that in alliance with Lalu Yadav’s RJD, the party would be able to improve its tally in 2019 parliamentary elections. Remember, in 2015 JD(U)-RJD- Congress had managed to win elections on Bihari versus Bahri plank. currently Nitish Kumar and JD(U) is on BJP’s facet, the images of Biharis being forced to escape Gujarat by Thakor’s men may badly hurt Congress’ prospects.

In state Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav have drop Congress out of Mahagathbandhan (grand coalition) and also the party doesn't have any realistic hope on the far side Amethi and Raebareli. Thakor’s perceived wicked act against migrants from state may create Congress’ prospects even worse.