Communal violence rising

With 2019 parliament election nearing the communal violence is also increasing across the country. West Bengal and Bihar is under the grip of communal frenzy. In the garb of organizing Ram Navami rally violence rocked the two states. Right wing organizations are unleashing violence and dividing people on religious line. They are doing in order to consolidate Hindu vote in favour of ruling BJP in 2019 election. The way things are moving ahead it seems in coming general election BJP will fight election on Hindutva plank and abandon the politics of development.
Sadly person like Nitish Kumar, Chief Minister of Bihar and Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal who are respected for their secular credentials are failing to stop the cycle of communal violence. Hindu right wing groups are on rampage and if this violence continues it will badly damage social fabric of the country. There is a pattern in the violence and mainstreaming of the fringe, which is a clear attempt to prepare the ground for the BJP ahead of the 2019 general elections. Quite natural Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has been facing a barrage of criticism over his government’s less-than-impressive record in dealing with communal violence. The Congress has called him “helpless” and leader of opposition Tejashwi Yadav has accused him of letting the BJP drive its agenda. As the 2019 election nears the number of communal violence is expected to rise. The country is going through a difficult time. Politicians for the sake of power are hell bent on dividing people on religious line. It is upto people of India whether to accept or reject such regressive politics.