The Shiromani Akali Dal, a trusted BJP ally and partner in governments at the Centre and in Punjab, warned the government Saturday that “fringe elements” were hurting its credibility with “irresponsible utterances” and would undo the “good work”. It called the Dadri lynching incident “shameful”.
SAD Rajya Sabha MP Naresh Gujral told The Sunday Express: “What has disturbed me is that certain irresponsible utterances by people holding high positions may damage the good work being done by the NDA government, particularly in the realm of economy and foreign affairs.”
He said while the BJP has issued warnings to several of its people, “it is time some action is taken” so that a message goes out.
“Fringe elements are hurting the credibility of the government and are taking way the focus from the good work being done by the Prime Minister and the government,” he said.
Gujral also said what happened in Dadri was shameful.
“It was a shame for the nation and it should be condemned in the strongest possible terms… What happened after the lynching incident in UP is damaging the NDA, the BJP and damaging the Prime Minister, more than anybody else,” PTI quoted Gujral as saying.