Rahul Gandhi receives a petition regarding the appointment of the CM of Madhya Pradesh
JALANDHAR: On Thursday an online petition sent by Karthik Venkatesh which was addressed to the Congress chief Rahul Gandhi had asked him not to appoint the former union minister Kamal Nath as the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh.
Venkatesh had allegedly mentioned the role of Nath during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The role of the political leader had been documented. “Winning an election is just the beginning of a journey. What it means is that we, the people, have entrusted you to put your best foot forward for us. And we are going to be watching your actions sharply and evaluate you. The Indian National Congress cannot fail the very first test it has been given in the journey that began a couple of days ago. By making Kamal Nath the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh you are disrespecting every vote that came to you. These votes were against the politics of hatred and against the climate of ‘othering’,” the petition mentioned.
The petition with its argument calmly gathered momentum. “Kamal Nath's role during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, which has been documented in detail, begs the question whether you (Rahul Gandhi) were sincere about the message of communal harmony that you delivered in your well-received speech for the press. Does it make each one of us, who rejoiced at the fall of the BJP government, ask this question: ‘In rejoicing at the defeat of the killers of 2002, have we once again unleashed the killers of 1984? Let this not be so this time. Punish the killers of 1984. Only then can you claim the defeat of killers of 2002.”