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Government and ruling party – Let them not go too far to the brink

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22.01.2020

Prime Minister, in his Ramlila ground rally of Delhi had categorically emphasized that NRC has never been discussed in cabinet and is nowhere in the govt thinking. Despite this assertion from the highest chair of system, everywhere there is talk of NRC. And all the ministers and party functionaries holding meetings all over country in support of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) are nowhere repeating the Prime Minister’s assurance on NRC. What does this indicate? Has the Prime Minister made this big statement just like that and he really did not mean that? Is NRC an agenda of the govt still? Even the Prime Minister does not seem to repeat this in his subsequent speeches. There appears to be lot of confusion in the govt itself and no clarifications are in sight in system’s circle, though many of the ministers, as usual, are making unnecessary and irrelevant comments every day, which mostly add fuel to the fire only.

CAA-NPR-NRC has become a common phrase all over and all of us now tend to believe that all the three are interconnected and would follow each other, though per se they are not. There appears to be a strong sense of distrust about the govt intensions in people and unless it is arrested positively it is bound to only grow. And as Anthony Liccione observed, “Distrust is like a vicious fire that keeps going and going, even put out, it will reignite itself, devouring the good with bad, and still feeding on empty”. More so in a democracy where much, rather everything, depend on trust and reliability.

Everybody in the country is not dissenting and everybody is not protesting – but everybody, of course, is........

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