On 31st August,attended a discussion on above by Shri Sheshadri Chari [ RSS Pracharak since 1978] in Surat.
The draft bill has been prepared by NAC [ National Advisory Council] that advises Mrs Sonia Gandhi, Congress party president and UPA II Chairperson.
Bill seeks to protect the minorities [ identified as GROUP] in the bill from the majority.It has several draconian proviso which can be used against Hindus.Such a bill is non starter in Hindusthan, where 85 % of the population is Hindu.
Congress is really not interested in passing this bill and protecting minorities.
This bill is part of Congress strategy to divert the attention of the people [and electorate] from the main issues.These are,
B. Price rise,inflation and economic mismanagement
C. Poor governance
Congress expects that people will not vote for Congress if these issues remain in public memory for long.With this Communal Violence Bill , it is throwing the bait at BJP to drag the debate down to communalism versus secularism.BJP should oppose the bill if tabled in Parliament,but it should also state that communalism is not the issue agitating the minds of the people.People are more concerned with issues stated above.Therefore Congress should be forced to restate its priorities.This may result in muslim votes gravitating towards Congress in 2012 elections, especially in UP.BJP should not worry about this.Because,middle classes have already deserted Congress.They will not only vote against Congress but also swing votes of other classes in favour of BJP and allies.
With this bill, Congress is also trying to ensure that BJP does not rope in more allies for NDA.More vociferous BJP gets on this bill, lesser are its chances of strengthening NDA with more allies like AGP,Biju Janata Dal,TDP or even AIADMK.
Congress party is trying to counter opposition onslaught with more and more negatives.Eg trying to implicate BJP men in the murder of an RTI activist in Bhopal,trying to imlicate Narendra Modi in Haren Pandya murder case, implicating former BJP ministers in 2G scam,notices from ED to Baba Ramdev,notices to Arvind Kejrival,privilege motion against Kiran Bedi etc.BJP should be able to highlight this to the people.When you are in the government, you better govern well, rather than find faults with others.That is the job of the opposition.
It is also orchastrating debates on death penalties to Rajiv Killers.So far as laws exist for death penalties,such debates only vitiate the atmosphere.Congress wants that!
BJP and allies should steer the debate back to real issues.
More on this in cominig days,weeks and months.These are very exciting times for students of politics and sociology.