Barbar Indians’ latest post carries an interesting observation
The first involves the following statement by Narendra Modi:
“I want to tell the government in Delhi, lets sign a year-long pact, you don’t take any money from us and donâ€™t give us any aid. And then we will show the Centre how we run the state. You all tell me, am I not right,” he was quoted as saying.” [link]
It is not known if these were the exact words uttered by Modi, but calling these statements seditious is quite ambitious. As a matter of fact, Congress bigwigs have not made any public statements, leaving the hatchet job to foot soldiers like Manish Tewari.
One of the problems with a perverted public discourse is that words are thrown around with no fore or afterthought. So it is with sedition. Jyoti Basu had famously thundered in his heydays that West Bengal under him would secede from India if the BJP ever came to power. The last time I checked, the then-secular government at the Centre took no action against Basu.