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Cede, Then Retrieve

It falters initially, but then plays a sober hand on the Nanavati report shocker

Cede, Then Retrieve
Jitender Gupta
Cede, Then Retrieve
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At the end of the day, the Congress decided to play for the moral high ground—albeit only as a last resort. After 21 years, the party bowed to popular "sentiment" and "perception"—as PM Manmohan Singh put it—that some of its members were involved in the anti-Sikh carnage that followed Indira Gandhi’s assassination in 1984. The media onslaught on the Congress following the tabling of the Nanavati report on the riots and the government’s Action Taken Report (ATR) in Parliament galvanised a taken-by-surprise Left and a comatose BJP into protest mode that left the Congress with little choice but to compel two of its members to resign from the posts they were holding.

On August 10, minister of state for NRI affairs Jagdish Tytler resigned from the council of ministers. The following morning, party MP Sajjan Kumar quit as chairman of the Delhi Rural Development Board. As for the third key Congress leader against whom the Nanavati Commission has found "credible evidence", Dharam Dass Shastri, the government’s ATR had already acknowledged the need to take action.

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