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Indian Politics after Pulwama Terror Attack

February 14, Pulwama terror attack which martyred over 40 CRPF Jawan of the country shocked the world community. Tears still wet thousands of the countrymen. The political divides among the people of the country once more reunited and stand together in condemning the terror attack the highest term. Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian and even people from across the entire north Eastern state pour condemnation words.

It was an act of terror, and hot bloods of the country wanted immediate revenge putting blame to the neighbouring country Pakistan. Evidences procured by intelligence agencies of the country have enough proof that the attacked was carried out with full support by Pakistan, even though they failed to procured intelligence input about such attacked prior to February 14.

Even though the country stand united at the tragic hour, it was the ruling BJP led government which made a hard decision. The essence of patriotism and its eager to “Revenge” for the death of the 40 CRPF Jawan was well understood. And the timely action of the NDA government by destroying three main camps of the Jaishe Mohammad Militants inside Pakistan territory by air strike causing no causality to any of the Indian armed forces relieved the anger of the thousand young bloods. With the kind of stand by the NDA government particularly by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, people across the country celebrate.

The already crumbling popularity of the BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha Election due to various reasons have been left aside and the ruling make good use of the Pulwama Terror Strike which killed 40 CRPF Soldier.

The post Pulwama attacked and in the aftermath of the air strike at the terrorist camp established inside the Pakistan territory, fresh wind started blowing favouring the BJP.

The critic over introduction of the GST, demonetization which indirectly cause the dead of many Indians, the rising problem of unemployment and the attempt for passing of the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016 among many others has been left aside.

BJP seems to be far ahead of other political parties in the state when it comes of electoral politics. They sometimes failed and it didn’t take long for them to garner the sentiment of the people – Because the country is inhabited by large number of illiterate Hindu whom they can carried by playing the religion card anytime.

Well prior to the Pulwama terror attack the rise of Congress was easily notice. The ruling BJP defeated in three states during by election. Hindu card was even criticized by even from some of the right thinking BJP leader. President of BJP Amid Shah and the prime Minister Narendra Modi were reported to have been worried forcing both to plan more measures to retain in power in the upcoming poll. But all worried seems to have gone after Pulwama Terror Attack.

Coming to the North Eastern states of India, NPP which stand against the BJP against its policy on Contentious CAB, the Assam Ganna Parishad, which cut off relationship with the BJP government etc. all now come in a common platform once more forgetting that BJP President Amid Shah had announced to re-introduce the CAB Bill if Narendra Modi return to power in 2019 election.

Well politics in India will always be a politics of mobocracy and not democracy as long as the number of uneducated, illiterate people remain higher than the educated people.   


Rinku Khumukcham

Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times has more than 15+ years in the field of Journalism. A seasoned editor, was a former editor of ISTV News. He resides in Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai, with his wife and parents. Rinku can be contacted at [email protected] 

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