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Why is PM Narendra Modi silent on communal violence, incidents of hatred: Congress

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NEW DELHI: Hitting again at BJP president JP Nadda over his assault on opposition events, the Congress on Monday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence over the latest communal violence in some components of the nation and requested why he has not but denounced the incidents of hatred.

Congress common secretary and get together chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala additionally requested why “perpetrators of hate were getting political patronage”. Accusing the BJP of launching a vicious assault on the Constitution and its ethos, and the establishments constructed to safeguard democracy, he mentioned that it and its authorities are at battle with its personal folks.

Surjewala’s assault got here after Nadda, in an open letter to Indians, accused the opposition of waging a “direct onslaught on the spirit of our nation and casting aspersions on our hardworking citizens”. The letter was in response to leaders of rival events issuing a joint assertion attacking the federal government over incidents of hate speech and communal violence within the nation.

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Nadda mentioned the opposition events “tried, tested, or I should say dusted and rusted approach of vote bank politics, divisive politics, and selective politics is no longer working”.

Unfortunately, this thrust in direction of improvement politics is being bitterly resisted by the rejected and dejected events that are as soon as once more taking refuge in vote financial institution and divisive politics, the BJP chief mentioned in his letter.

Responding to the open letter, Surjewala accused the BJP authorities of systematically weakening the Indian Constitution. “Your party and government continue to feed the masses the opium of communal polarisation by inciting violence and hatred. You actually do so to distract people away from the main issues that threaten their existence – price rise, unemployment and a shattered hope for the future,” he mentioned attacking Nadda.

“While parts of India are ravaged by riots and violence why is the prime minister so conspicuously silent? Why does he not denounce hatred no matter where it comes from? Why do perpetrators of hate get political patronage? Why are those who incite violence rewarded and most of all why are youth being incentivised to attack and abuse,” he requested in a press release.

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Accusing the BJP of “distorting the nation’s fabric, he said, “Your makes an attempt to perpetuate hate, stoke communal rigidity and divide are harmful for our nation and our folks.”

Surjewala claimed that the “lies” of the BJP chief stood uncovered as its quest to hunt revenge towards India’s wonderful historical past and arduous fought freedom by “half truths and post truths” can’t be the bedrock of a nation aspiring to steer within the twenty first century.

“The last eight years will be marked in India’s history for a vicious attack against the Constitution, its ethos and every institution built to safeguard our democracy. The BJP and its government have been and are at war with its own people, be it the youth, the women, the poor, the scheduled tribes, the scheduled castes, backwards and the minorities,” he mentioned.

Noting that there was an “abysmal decline in core indices” below the eight years of the Modi authorities, the Congress chief claimed that there’s rising earnings inequality within the nation with the earnings of 84 per cent Indians declining.

He mentioned that there was a 53 per cent drop in earnings for the 15 crore poorest households and in distinction, the wealth of the 100 richest Indians has surged from Rs 23 lakh crore to Rs 57 lakh crore in two years.

Surjewala additionally attacked Nadda over the difficulty of rising inflation and mentioned Wholesale Inflation (WPI) is raging at over 14.5 per cent and costs of each day objects are breaking the again of the folks. The Modi authorities has “robbed”folks of Rs 26 lakh crore via gas taxes, he alleged.

Alleging that there are over 8.7 lakh vacancies within the central authorities alone and over 30 lakh in states and the centre mixed, he mentioned, “Your government is turning India’s demographic dividend into a disaster. And, it is these unemployed youths who are being drawn into violence and hate by the lunatic fringe elements.”

Surjewala additionally accused the BJP authorities of “cheating” farmers, saying Prime Minister Modi had promised to double their earnings by 2022 however their manufacturing value solely received doubled and the common earnings of farmers received lowered to a paltry Rs 27 per day.

The Congress chief additionally attacked Nadda over the silence of the prime minister on the border concern with China and mentioned he refused to even title China whereas addressing the opposition. He additionally attacked the BJP authorities of “compromising” nationwide safety and claimed there was an increase in terrorist assaults within the nation, together with in Jammu and Kashmir, below its rule.

Alleging that the BJP had an “anti-Dalit mindset”, the Congress chief mentioned of the 17 BJP chief ministers not one was a Dalit and accused it of getting lowered the funds for Dalits as the share of focused schemes for scheduled castes out of the whole central schemes and centrally-sponsored schemes was simply 4.4 per cent.

“Why has your government not released the OBC report, which would benefit them? Why are minorities under constant attack. Your hollow, empty promises and blatant lies continue to haunt our people. The country awaits Rs 15 lakh in every Indian’s bank account, 16 crore jobs over the last eight years with two crore annual jobs, doubling farmer incomes by 2022 and MSP at cost +50 per cent, 100 smart cities by 2022 and a house for everyone by 2022,” he mentioned.