New Delhi:  Escalating attack on Bharatiya Janata Party chief, Congress strategist and former union minister Jairam Ramesh said the modern name of ‘tanashaahi’ (dictatorship) is Amit Shah.  In an exclusive interview to news agency PTI, Jairam Ramesh alleged that  for every Amit Shah  there are ’10 Amit Shahs’ of the RSS practicing covert polarisation.

“There were two types of communal polarisation the BJP was indulging across the country. One is overt polarisation, which is the language used by Amit Shah and PM Narendra Modi. Then there is covert polarization done by the RSS and its people through the word of mouth and house to house,” Ramesh said.

Furthermore he alleged, “Amit Shah is a good example of a person who preaches and practices the politics of overt polarisation” and that “for every Amit Shah there are 10 ‘Amit Shahs’ of the RSS who are practising and preaching covert polarisation.”

On being asked why Congress leaders like CP Joshi continue to speak out of turn and make casteist remarks to aid the politics of polarisation, the former Union Minister said that party president had come out very clearly against this.

“The BJP is very skilled at creating issues out of non-issues, at manipulation of news. They distort Congress leaders statement ,” Ramesh alleged.

The former Union minister also claimed that the Congress would fare well in the upcoming Assembly polls as the mood of the people in the states is clearly in favour of the grand old party.

(With inputs from agencies)