PM Modi’s statement an eyewash, made under public pressure: Congress and Left Parties

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s official Twitter handle stated that the remarks are “too little too late”, and that the words “mean nothing when actions “out do them”.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:June 30, 2017 4:09 am
Narendra Modi, PM Modi on lynching, PM on recent attacks on minorities, Congress on PM Modi lynching statements Narendra Modi in Rajkot on Thursday.

The Congress and the Left parties on Thursday rejected as “eyewash” Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement that killing people on the pretext of cow protection is “unacceptable”. While Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s official Twitter handle stated that the remarks are “too little too late”, and that the words “mean nothing when actions “out do them”, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad and CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said the statement came under public pressure.

“This is yet another publicity stunt. The statement has been given under public pressure…because the entire country was on the streets yesterday,” Azad said, referring to protests against lynchings, in most cases allegedly by cow vigilantes, under the slogan “Not In My Name”. Azad said state governments under the BJP and the Prime Minister have not taken any action against anyone accused of lynching in the last three years. “We do not have faith in his statements. We will believe only when he punishes them,” Azad said.

Yechury said, “Pressure from the public has forced the Prime Minister to break silence on lynchings but these words are meaningless unless followed by action by BJP governments.” Referring to the PM’s remarks that taking part in violence in the name of “gau bhakti (cow worship)” goes against the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi, Yechury said, “We know it is unacceptable for the Father of the Nation. But what about the PM and his government? Is it unacceptable for the PM? And if it is, why is no action is being taken?”

He told The Indian Express: “They are criminals. They are violating the law of the land. Why are BJP’s central and state governments not taking action according to the law?” CPI general secretary S Sudhakar Reddy shot off an open letter to Modi, saying that while his statement was welcome, action must follow. He wrote: “We believe this is the fourth time you are speaking on this issue in the last one year. As action did not follow, it is reported that 28 people have been lynched in the last one year, and 24 of them belong to the Muslim community…. No punishment is given even in a single case till today, either on cow vigilantes or in case of attacks against Dalits.”

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    sikan_der
    Jun 30, 2017 at 1:34 pm
    romi u can eat whatever u wish. Who is stopping u? Actually u can eat all pigs of india at ur discreetion. Muslims have no objection at all.
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      Damodar Biswal
      Jun 30, 2017 at 12:52 pm
      At least he condemned the cow vigilantes.Did congress ever condemned all those UPA leaders who were involved n scams n corruption?Did congress leave the company of Lalu after he was convicted in the corruption case?Did communist blame separatists of Kashmir for encouraging stone pelters?Why crying now?
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        sikan_der
        Jun 30, 2017 at 1:52 pm
        It is his duty to ensure protection of citizens of india irrespective of religion where he has failed terribly. Koi ehsaan nahi kar raha.
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        cbonf
        Jun 30, 2017 at 12:27 pm
        Rah()ul Gan()du, Gu()lam Nabi A()zad, Sh()itaram Yech()ur, Su()dhaku Reddy other such sic()kulars are rank criminals controlled by Meat Mafia Chemical fertilizer mafia. They have no grass root support from the people. Let these dogs keep barking. PROTECTION OF OUR DESI COWS BULLS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR OUR ECONOMY, AGRICULTURE, HEALTH SYSTEM. Govt should license COW VIGILANTES strictly instruct them to apprehend COW SMUGGLERS COW SLAUGHTERERS for handing over to police.
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          Anand Prakash
          Jun 30, 2017 at 12:53 pm
          YOur comment is typical of a low IQ sanghi bereft of any logic and common sense. Don't be under the mistaken illusion that your feku has grass root support - he won the election with a mere 31 of the votes, the lowest in the history of independent India where a party gets a majority. Moreover , your icon lied through his teeth and is now unable to fulfill any of the poll promises. His record in the three years as PM is implementing 22 UPA schemes - no original thinking whatsoever. Further, your feku opposed the introduction of GST most vehemently and now he is strutting as though it was his brain child. So Cbonf get your facts right.
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            imti
            Jun 30, 2017 at 4:10 pm
            UPA proposed and eat away the money, NDA budgeted and IMPLEMENTED the schemes to bring value to Indians. See the difference.
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          Nagar Iyer
          Jun 30, 2017 at 12:21 pm
          Strictly ban CHEMICAL FARMING make COW BASED ORGANIC FARMING mandatory throughout India - just like Sikkim has done. 'Slaughter of animals' in general 'cows' in particular will cease
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            KP
            Jun 30, 2017 at 11:26 am
            they have pain not in their stomach alone but it has spread in their body soul and mind since Modi became PM he speaks they cry he does not speak their pain aggravates they have lost the luxuries and loot their pain will die with their death only which is eminent and coming soon
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              Jai hind
              Jun 30, 2017 at 11:40 am
              They lost the luxuries and people of on lost their brain since they are brain washed by PM ... All will be back to the seats rectifying their mistakes .only Congress has the skull to lead country peacefully
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              romi
              Jun 30, 2017 at 10:14 am
              Pappu : Mum why did MMS not implement GST in his 10year rule Mum Sonia : As we were busy in scams why we not attending the GST launch As we no longer make side money thru corruption - its bad for us
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                Jai hind
                Jun 30, 2017 at 11:43 am
                Gst was a Congress suggestion ...PM narendran and his fellooww goons threatened to suicide if it's implemented ... Now he is getting ready for a group suicide and going to implement .... Tell me romi what steps modi had taken which is not renamed Congress schemes and demonetization and gst which was Congress policy which was opposed by modi n team by crying out louder .phewwee
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                romi
                Jun 30, 2017 at 10:09 am
                wont be surprised if commis congi some way involved both a shameless parties desparate
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                  chitta
                  Jun 30, 2017 at 10:03 am
                  Hindus want to divide India again in the name of cow.
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                    romi
                    Jun 30, 2017 at 10:08 am
                    why are muslims risking their lifes for beef ??? should hindus start eating pork ??
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                      sikan_der
                      Jun 30, 2017 at 1:27 pm
                      U can eat whatever wish. Who is stopping u?. Actually u can eat all the pigs of india. Muslims have no objection at all.
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