Asian Age Correspondent
Vansada, Gujarat. 10 December 2012. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday urged the people of Gujarat to “liberate” it from “divisive politics”, and regretted that minorities were feeling “insecure” and government officials feeling “unsafe” in the BJP-ruled state.
Without referring to chief minister Narendra Modi by name, the PM set the tone for the Congress’ Assembly campaign by openly attacking the BJP’s “divisive politics”.
Addressing an election rally at Vansada, Dr Singh said: “We have been getting regular complaints that minorities and a few other segments are feeling insecure.
Even a few state government officers have filed such complaints, which is very unfortunate.”
While the Prime Minister didn’t name anyone, he was apparently referring to suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, who had accused Mr Modi of complicity in the 202 riots, and whose wife Shweta is standing against Mr Modi.