In bid to stand beside their repeated commitment Narendra Modi and Amit Shah seem to design their calendars in such a way that Congress does not get mind-space through the mass-media. Right before the mass-media could make its forward-plan to give coverage to the anniversary of Mrs Indira Gandhi’s assassination many steps were taken by the BJP led Govt. The Government announced Rs. 5 lac each to 3325 victims of the 1984 sikkh riots. The happening event of ‘Run for Unity’ was declared two days in advance. In addition, Sardar Patel’s statue project was cleared to be constructed in Gujarat.
Going by the declaration of relief funds and designs & sequence of media events one may find a pattern indicating; not to leave any room for Congress to in media coverage. The intent seemed that the news channels & prints-media would exhaust all its energy and time chasing the eventful events weaved around “Run for Unity”, financial relief to victims and Patel’s statue.