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Police transfers reflect Modi’s fear,says Cong

Congress takes a dig at CM a day after transfer of 68 senior police officials in Gujarat.

A day after Narendra Modi government in Gujarat transferred 68 senior police officials,the Congress on Monday took a dig at the Chief Minister saying that it suggested realisation on his part that he can only succeed “with the help from government quarters”.

“Either this is a reflection of fear or it is a clear realisation of impending defeat (in Assembly polls to be held in December),but it is clear that Modi is doing very large-scale advance planning because he is perhaps highly concerned about the election results for the forthcoming state assembly elections at the end of the year since he has transferred approximately 68 officers en masse. Sixty-eight is not a small number. It is not a coincidence and it cannot be justified as administrative postings only,” Congress spokesman Abhishek Manu Singhvi said at a press briefing here.

“Whether that fear has been heightened by the recent loss in the bypoll… or it is because of the realisation that he can only try to succeed with help from government quarters,one thing is clear that this should not and cannot be seen as innocuous casual administrative set of transfers. It is very large,it is pointed,it is contextual,and it has a clear method behind the madness,a method which needs to be exposed,” added Singhvi.