Congress, BJP spar over lynching cases

RSTV Bureau

Dismissing BJP President Amit Shah’s allegation on lynching cases under Congress regime, the party called BJP as an expert in playing blame game.

“It is unfortunate that BJP is playing the blame game in the matters of lynching. There is no concept of competitive lynching. I disagree and reject with the fact that more lynching incidents took place during 2011-13. These reports are false,” Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said.

The congress party’s counter came after BJP Chief Shah on Saturday disapproved that the cases of lynching in the country rose in the three years. Shah said that the atrocities took place comparatively higher in the previous Congress regime.

“Lynching cases in 2011, 2012 and 2013, were much more than three years of our government, but no one raised questions then. Even when Akhlaq was lynched, the Samajwadi Party (SP) was in the government,” Shah said at Goa rally.

PM-Narendra-Modi-Amit-Shah-DelhiShah said that maintaining law and order is the responsibility of state governments and hence the responsibility fell on the SP, but they instead took out dharnas against Prime Minister Modi.

Amit Shah’s comment came hours after President Pranab Mukherjee condemned the recent string of brutal lynching incidents emerging from across the nation.

“With the change of history we can see colonialism now as dominance, exploitation by one power to another power. When we see on the TV and read the newspapers that an individual has been lynched, and when the mob frenzy becomes so high and uncontrollable then we have to pause and reflect,” the President said.

Pranab-Mukherjee-RSTV“I am not talking of vigilantism, I am talking of are we vigilant enough proactively to save the basic tenets of our country?” he questioned.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had strongly voiced out against the lynching incidents, saying that there are growing atrocities against innocent people in the guise of cow protection.

“Killing people in the name of Gau Bhakti is not acceptable. This is not something that Mahatma Gandhi would have approved. There is no place for violence in the society,” Prime Minister Modi said while speaking in Gujarat.

Prime Minister said that violence is not a solution of any problem and no one has the right to take the law in his or her own hands in this nation.