By speaking against ‘gau rakshaks’, Modi trying to save BJP in Gujarat: Congress

The Prime Minister’s comments come at a time when questions are being raised on his silence amid the spate of attacks, particularly in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, on Dalits.

By: ANI | New Delhi | Published:August 7, 2016 3:11 pm
modi, narendra modi, congress, BJP, congress bjp, cow, cow protection, dalit, cow protectors, gau mata, gau rakshak, cow slaughter, beef, beef ban, Tom Vaddakan, india news Breaking his silence on cow vigilantes in the country, Prime Minister Modi on Saturday strongly condemned their actions, saying most of them were anti-social elements masquerading as gau rakshaks (cow protectors). (Source: File)

The Congress on Sunday took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks on atrocities against Dalits by the cow vigilantes and said it was a desperate attempt to save the sinking BJP in Gujarat.

Congress spokesperson Tom Vaddakan said, “The Prime Minister’s political angle is understandable; he has lost a Chief Minister, he probably on the verge of losing that state. But our indignation is much higher.”

Earlier in the day, the CPI (M) accused Prime Minister Modi of trying to save Dalit votes by speaking against ‘gau rakshaks’.

CPI (M) leader Brinda Karat said if the Prime Minister’s concern against Dalit violence is real then why no action has been taken against the anti-social elements, adding anger without action is similar to extending patronage.

“The Prime Minister’s silence was heard in every single Dalit home across India and he has seen reaction on the streets of Gujarat and therefore one month after the horrendous Una incident he has spoken about it. I say that is fake anger because he wants Dalits votes,” said Karat.

Breaking his silence on cow vigilantes in the country, Prime Minister Modi on Saturday strongly condemned their actions, saying most of them were anti-social elements masquerading as gau rakshaks (cow protectors).

“It makes me angry that people are running shops in the name of cow protection… Some people indulge in anti-social activities at night and in the day masquerade as cow protectors,” he said while speaking at his first townhall-style address to mark the second anniversary of his government’s MyGov initiative.

The Prime Minister’s comments come at a time when questions are being raised on his silence amid the spate of attacks, particularly in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, on Dalits, allegedly in the name of cow protection.

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    Sri
    Aug 7, 2016 at 10:04 pm
    The Congress party is the reason why India is in such a mess. They create and stir trouble among the people effortlessly. They shoyld for once stay quiet for 10 years and let the present government do its job.
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      khan
      Aug 7, 2016 at 10:16 am
      Speaking against is lips service.....take action against these people
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        khan
        Aug 7, 2016 at 10:19 am
        Why can't gauraksha protect cows from beef export..... India is having export of 4.5 billion dollars of beef...no buffalo it's cow. Whom we are fooling
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        Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
        Aug 7, 2016 at 10:49 am
        And yet they themselves,--CONGIES,---got SINKED to such a Level that they didn't even qualify into opposition.
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          Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
          Aug 7, 2016 at 11:28 am
          Plus AAP plus CORRUPTION plus CONGRESS plus SCAM ='s destruction.---BJP ='s solution.
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            MyTake
            Aug 7, 2016 at 10:12 pm
            Congress has landed India in soup by its wrong politics and still trying to reap the dividend!
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              MyTake
              Aug 7, 2016 at 8:07 pm
              Congres should not get worried since, Modi can not undo so easily what has been down to Dalits so far and after complicating things by Congress over the years!
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                C.P sharma
                Aug 7, 2016 at 1:56 pm
                Congress does not want any progress in the country. It is misleading the nation for generations and will continue to do so.lt;br/gt;God save this country from congress!
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