The beleaguered chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, made a surprise announcement this week that has far-reaching political consequences in the poll-bound state.
In an obvious attempt to douse the prairie fire ignited by the aggressive movement against the amended SC/ST Act, the CM said that his government would not allow the law to be misused in the state. “There would not be any arrest without investigation,” he announced.
Chouhan’s statement came, significantly, a day after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, BJP’s ideological fountainhead, expressed his opinion on the controversy surrounding the “misuse” of the Act for prevention of atrocities against scheduled castes and tribes. Continue reading “Chouhan’s risky gameplan on SC/ST Act”