BJP’s Gujarat Logic: Jab Panic Ho Toh Pakistani Kaho

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BJP’s Gujarat Logic: Jab Panic Ho Toh Pakistani Kaho

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he BJP is worried. As Gujarat began the polling process this past week, the party has found new and innovative ways to stir things up. Over the weekend, the Prime Minister dropped some extremely (non)-verifiable statements, calling everyone from our mothers to the bhajiwaala on the street a Pakistani who wants to meddle with the Gujarat elections. He called Manmohan Singh a traitor for not employing surgical strikes post-26/11, alleged that Congress leadership met with Pakistani envoys (actually former diplomats) and discussed the elections with them, ending with the suggestion that Pakistan wants Congress’ Ahmed Patel as Gujarat CM.

Well done, BJP. This is exactly the sort of thing one can expect from a “nationalist” party where the worst possible slur is the term “Pakistani”. And we all know what that is code for.

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