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” Morkel, PTI According to NDTV,Congress leader Rashid Alvi said "Why is Rajnath Singh apologising It is Modi who should apologise It is not Rajnath’s fault" Congress leaders have in recent times made repeated demands that Modi apologise for 2002 stating that the Congress leadership including Prime Minister Manmohan SIngh had extended an apology to the Sikh community for the anti-Sikh riots of 1984 On Tuesday Singh asked Muslims to give BJP one chance ahead of the Lok Sabha polls The party is willing to apologise for any "mistake" he said an apparent reference to the Gujarat riots Singh did not mention Modi or Gujarat "Please note that whenever wherever if there has been any mistake and shortcoming on our part I assure you that we will apologise to you by bowing our heads" he said while addressing a gathering of Muslims Mumbai/New Delhi: Shiv Sena on Sunday courted controversy by demanding scrapping of voting rights of Muslims saying the community has often been used for vote bank politics evoking sharp reactions from several political parties which accused it of trying to inflame passions and divide people An editorial in Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ also likened the All India Majlis-e-Ittihadul-Muslimeen (MIM) and Owaisi brothers to "poisonous snakes" who spew venom to "exploit" the minority community Representational image Ibnlive "Vote bank politics is being played in the name of fighting against the injustice meted out to Muslims Their educational and health status is being used politically This politics was once played by the Congress and now every other person calls himself secular "If Muslims are only being used this way to play politics then they can never develop Muslims will have no future till they are used to play vote bank politics and thus Balasaheb had once said to withdraw Muslims voting rights What he said is right" the editorial said Strongly condemning the remarks Congress said they are aimed at dividing society and inflaming passions and are unacceptable Those behind them have no place in a culture like ours It also said such controversial statements continue to be made despite repeated assurances from Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament The Samajwadi Party castigated the remarks saying it was aimed at creating enmity between various communities and demanded that the government initiate legal action against them Those who do not believe in the Constitution have no place in the country and should leave it it said Under attack the Shiv Sena later sought to downplay the issue contending that the party is against "appeasement politics" "The (Saamana) article tries to say that to achieve development in every sphere of life the politics of appeasement being done by a section of leaders needs to be done away with as it is not in the interest of Muslims These people are only misguiding the community without really helping them" Sena MLC and spokesperson Dr Neelam Gorhe told PTI The Sena in its editorial said the "secular masks" of all the so-called secular political parties will be worn out once such voting rights are withdrawn it said Taking a dig at AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi for daring Sena president Uddhav Thackeray to come to Hyderabad the editorial said "Owaisi dares us to come to Hyderabad But we want to ask him if Hyderabad is in India or in Lahore Karachi or Peshawar The pride of Marathis is known in Pakistan Afghanistan and Kandahar as well" "By saving the hiding place of poisonous snakes you cannot kill them Owaisi and his party are like a snake which if fed will do no good to the nation AIMIM is an old snake" it said Criticising the Sena Congress leader Anand Sharma said "These observations deserve to be condemnedIt’s unacceptable We are proud to be a constitutional democracy a secular nation We are proud of India’s diversity its pluralism India belongs to all and every citizen of this country enjoys the same fundamental rights" He said it is very clear that there are elements who are creating conflict and division in society to inflame passions and there are multiple violations taking place by some leaders and members of the extended Sangh parivar despite assurances of the Prime Minister to Parliament and the nation "It is for them now to realise that they have been elected to provide governance and not to create daily commodition" he said Another party leader Abhishek Singhvi said though he does not want to comment on "silly ridiculous ill informed and deliberately provocative" statements"I think Saamna thinks it might be living in some Talibanised land and not in a secular democratic socialist world’s largest vibrant democracy I think it is Saamna which has no place in a culture like ours rather than those against whom they spread hatred" Samajwadi Party leader Kamal Farooqui said "The Constitution gives equal rights to every citizen without any difference of caste creed or religion and anybody who is trying to specifically target any particular community like Muslims this country does not belong to them "I very strongly say that government should take legal action against them and prosecute them All these people who have this kind of mentality they should go to some other country" he said BJP leader Shaina NC said it is an independent opinion of an editorial written for reasons best known to Sanjay Raut and that BJP does subscribe to any appeasement policy as it has always adhered to policy of ‘justice to all and appeasement of none’ She however said "If one is of the opinion that Owaisi brothers are trying to consolidate the Muslim vote I think one is entitled to airing that opinion and that opinion needs to be well regarded by all" Another Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit said the motive of such statements is to communalise the atmosphere "Gradually the magic of Prime Minister is going and BJP is slowly sinking much faster than the party and its allies thought and now that they are in trouble this is the only thing that they hope will help them Communalism helped Modi in Gujarat and helped him win the 2014 elections and that is the only thing that will help them again" he said Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut who is ‘Saamana’ editor said the editorial reflected what was stated by Balasaheb Thackeray 15 years ago that for social progress if you take away the voting rights of Muslim community for a few years then the ‘ownership’ of Muslim votes by some leaders will end and all such leaders will face ground reality He added that till the time Muslim vote bank politics continues "there will be instability in the country" "Neither the country nor Muslims have moved forward This vote bank politics has always tried to keep the Muslims away from the mainstream.Till the time the ownership of votebank politics will continue with some people the Muslim community will not benefit nor will they progress "Today the way Owaisi brothers are trying to spread venom all over the country I remembered Balasaheb" he said adding that only leaders who did votebank politics have progressed in this country and not the community as such He said at the time when Pakistan was formed there were leaders like Jinnah then who did vote bank politics of the community and now people like Owaisi are doing so He also cited examples of Mulayam Singh Yadav and Lalu Prasad doing similar votebank politics of Muslims in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar besides Abu Azmi and Mukhtar Ansari PTI Abandoned en masse by voters who live in Delhi’s slum clusters and resettlement colonies the Congress party was reduced to single digits in the last assembly elections from its mighty tally of 42 (out of 70) in 2008 The Congress which lost a staggering 16 percent of its vote share in the last assembly election lost as many 18 seats to the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Admi Party (AAP) In less than a year AAP had succeeded in shaking off the iron-like grip that the Congress party with slogans like Congress ke haath garib ke saath had maintained for decades on the voters of Delhi’s jhuggi-jhopdis Congress MLAs some of them in third and fourth terms too steeped in arrogance to even acknowledge the threat AAP posed to its traditional vote-base were booted out the high slum-density pockets of Delhi For instance in assemblies such Kondli (East Delhi) and Ambedkar Nagar (South Delhi) where voters from the jhuggi-jhopdis and the unorganised colonies form an influential chunk of voters and where the incumbents were four-time Congress MLAs AAP swept the Congress away Providing an insightful analysis based on geographical information systems (GIS) of the AAP victory in Delhi Srinivasan Ramani writing in the Economic & Political Weekly states “An intensity map of the constituencies based on the number of jhuggies (slum clusters) in them and matching them with the vote percentage of the AAP shows that constituencies with a high number of slum clusters invariably voted for the party” (Emphasis added) In less than a year AAP had succeeded in shaking off the iron-like grip that the Congress party with slogans like Congress ke haath garib ke saath had maintained for decades on the voters of Delhi’s jhuggi-jhopdisReuters Any hope of a Congress come-back in Delhi is impossible without first re-claiming the vote of the lower classes Psephologistswho’vestudied how the lower- middle- and the upper- classes vote for parties have shown that the Congress in Delhi derives the largest chunk of its votes from the poor And sure enough the process to woo the voters back into the Congress fold has begun with the aim to impact the upcoming Lok Sabha elections say party workers (Delhi has seven Lok Sabha constituencies all which will go to polls on April 10) Says a senior Delhi state Congress leader who after four consecutive victories from an assembly constituency West Delhi suffered a shock defeat in the last election “Congress workers are working at the ground level We are preparing pamphlets detailing the truth behind AAP’s 49-day government which we will distribute in all the JJ (jhuggi-jhopdi) clusters in Delhi We are in contact with local NGOs that are working in these slum clusters Every slum cluster as about 2-3 NGOs They did us in the last election but in the next election they will do the same to AAP” Asked how hopeful the Congress was of voters from JJ clusters returning to them the leader said “AAP attracted people with impractical promises The perception about them is now slowly changing Of course we won’t be able to win back all slum voters But a sizeable number will return We can’t say how many but we are expecting 20-22 per cent will come back to us” Perhaps an over-confident estimate given that anger still persists against the Congress and its 15-year-record of indifference to slum residents and their everyday problems of water and power open drains and bane of mosquitoes and disease Not to mention the continuing crisis of price rise “Anger too has its limits True when the voter left his house to vote in the last election he wanted to vote against the Congress and the AAP benefitted from that The assembly election to a large extent gave vent to that widespread anger Now there is little more anger left That too shall pass” says the leader quietly confident of the Congress knack to stage come-backs Keeping up the rhetoric against Kejriwal the former MLA says says “Kejriwal in the 49-days that he was in power didn’t take a single policy decision that would benefit the poor in Delhi To give you an example his decision to announce 700 litres of free water wasn’t implemented either in any village in Delhi or in any resettlement colony where there are water meters And slum clusters there are water meters they pay lump-sum bills irrespective of what they use So they were not benefitted in any way” In the next ten days says Congress leader the party will organise a media tour of a slum cluster in Kejriwal’s own constituency of New Delhi He says “New Delhi assembly constituency has 18000 slum voters You will see that in his own constituency residents of JJ clusters are shouting at him They are angry with him” To find out what the general mood is ahead of next month’s election Firstpost visited a slum cluster and a resettlement colony in assembly constituencies Kondli and Amdbedkar Nagar both Congress bastions that switched to AAP in the last election (Kondli and Ambedkar Nagar assembly constituencies fall under East Delhi and South Delhi Lok Sabha constituencies both of which are represented by the Congress MPs – Sandeep Dikshit and Ramesh Kumar respectively) In Kondli’s Kalyanpuri slum cluster which is home to around 400-500 families a mere mention of the Congress sets off a litany of complaints and outpouring of anger by residents raging against the party’s unkept promises misguided schemes and glaring lack of any improvement in their living conditions and most of all price rise “We’ve spent 25-30 years in this slum cluster Where is the housing they promised us We live here in filthy conditions with mosquitoes and flies How are we to feed our families when we can’t afford to buy vegetables and milk We are fed up with the Congress” says Vimla a housewife and mother of three Vimla’s husband works as a labourer in a hotel A new convert to the AAP Vimla says “Kejriwal had put forward 18 promises The Congress and the BJP didn’t let him fulfil them While Kejriwal was chief minister he also tried to stop corruption But the two parties drove him out Had he stayed and done something for JJ colonies we would have been happy” AAP’s promise of free water lower electricity tariffs and assurance the against slum demolition say residents was what won them over But despite the disillusionment with the Congress some of the residents concede that the grand old party cannot be written off completely There are also voices although a minority who say they feel betrayed by AAP and may consider returning to the Congress Says Shashi a local activist in the slum “The Congress was in power for 15 years The prices went up and up We wanted a change and so we took the decision to back AAP But our hopes were not fulfilled Kejriwal should have worked it out and stayed on as chief minister Instead he spent his time absorbed with his own bills and dharnas I feel the jhuggi-jhopdi vote could shift back to the Congress” AAP’s 49-day government says Shashi didn’t achieve anything for the poor who live in the slumsAFP AAP’s 49-day government says Shashi didn’t achieve anything for the poor who live in the slums “We neither got water nor reduced electricity bills What good is it if bills are reduced only for a month Kejriwal is new to politics Perhaps he didn’t fully grasp how the government is run Only if Kejriwal is serious about running the government should he contest elections Otherwise he should step aside Yes the system is faulty but the person who takes over should not make it worse than it already is” Even among residents who support Kejriwal and his style of politics there is deep disappointment that he resigned from the government too soon But not enough for it to translate to a loss of vote for AAP “We were hurt when he stepped down Our hopes were dashed He should have fought on” says Vimla Does that mean she will go back to voting for the Congress “My vote won’t go to the Congress They did nothing all these years They didn’t let the AAP government do its work Kejriwal had made us many promises but they troubled him so much he had to leave” What about Rahul Gandhi and his pro-poor campaign “We have no faith in anyone any more He should first do something for the poor before we can trust him” says Anokhi another resident of the cluster who runs a butcher shop Congress workers say residents have not visited the slum since the drubbing in the elections The disenchantment with the Congress and support for the AAP is even more overwhelming in the resettlement colonies of Thikri Kanpur’s in Ambedkar Nagar Says an angry Kamlesh who claims to have been a traditional congress voter since days of Indira Gandhi “The Congress lost because in the last 15 years they got rich by looting the poor They robbed us blind by increasing prices and through scams in the Delhi Jal Board the power distribution companies and the Commonwealth games” Asked what she would like to say to the Congress and whether she would vote for them again she says “The Congress never spared a thought for us They only thought about themselves AAP thought about the people Kejriwal has promised water cheaper electricity He tried to reform the police and weed out corruption He would have fulfilled them if he had stayed We will support him” The residents of the resettlement colony says Rajkumari who runs a self-help group for women and the elderly feel the AAP government did more in the 49-days that it was in power than the Congress did in 15 years “The single biggest problem here is that of water A month before the election the women from Thikri Kanpur met with Congress leaders and urged them to solve our water crisis We assured him that the votes of the womenfolk was theirs for the taking if would fulfil their promise of providing us a lasting solution for water They said their hands were tied and did nothing Congress lost this seat over water” says Rajkumari Praising the short-lived AAP government she says “After AAP came to power the government water tankers that would come once in 15 days started to come every week Secondly he reduced the electricity tariff He started an anti-corruption helpline and tried to make Delhi more secure for women The party lived up to its name” Here too like in Kalyanpuri there is widespread disappointment over Kejriwal’s decision to resign But not enough to swing the vote back in Congress’s favour “We had put our faith in him and he was doing good work He shouldn’t have left The day he resigned a lot of his supporters got nervous Yes he let us down But at the same time people feel he was forced to by the Congress and the BJP who joined hands Even now they will give AAP their vote” Capturing the anger that continues to persist here among voters against the Congress Ganga Devi another resident of the resettlement colony says “Even if we have to forego our vote so be it But we will not vote for the Congress” Accountability There are more than 20 para-statal agencies operating in the city which leads to a throttling of accountability and lets the government get away with overlapping jurisdictions,apprehensive about the returns they could expect?Hearing the child cry, ? 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