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Letter to BS: Congress kept Muslims in fear of BJP to control the vote bank

The official figure of murders in West Bengal (under the Congress rule) in 1970 was 436, in 1971 it was 1,169

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Reading letters of G David Milton, including “Shallow pitch” are always amusing. His tendency to see all Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) actions through his glasses of bias is not surprising. For him, pitting the Dalit-Muslim combine against OBC/upper castes, and pitting the Yadav/Muslim combine against others is secularism. 

The Congress party kept Muslims in fear of the BJP to control the vote bank. This is secular for him. All the development of infrastructure like roads, availability of power etc is enjoyed by all communities. The official figure of murders in West Bengal (under the Congress rule) in 1970

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First Published: May 28 2019 | 8:48 PM IST

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