Diggy asks why PM is silent over riots

Indore, Apr 13 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi came in the Congress line of fire on Wednesday when Rajya Sabha Member Digvijaya Singh alleged that the former is silent over recent riots. “I am sad. Mr Modi writes in social media and issues statements even if somebody’s finger gets hurt. Across the country, some individuals who call themselves sadhus are openly speaking of sexual assault and instigating people but no cases are being registered against them. (The violence) is entirely sponsored and there is definitely a pattern. Some Muslim organisations are working in tandem with the BJP,” erstwhile chief minister Singh said during an interaction with the press in Madhya Pradesh’s commercial capital a day after the Bhopal Crime Branch filed a FIR against him on charges including that of fanning religious frenzy. In the wake of communal disturbances in Khargone district, Mr Singh made certain remarks in social media accompanied by a photograph depicting some saffron-clad persons – armed with stabbing weapons – foisting a banner of that colour on a place of worship belonging to a certain minority comm ty. Mr Singh later deleted the photograph. The FIR was registered on the basis of a complaint lodged by Bhopal-resident Prakash Pande who alleged that the picture in question was actually of an incident in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district. Similar cases have been filed in Betul, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Narmadapuram and Satna. Earlier, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, “Uncompromising action is in progress against rioters. Mr Singh’s social media post is a conspiracy to plunge the state into a conflagration. If anyone thus conspires, I shall not tolerate it.” Home Minister and government spokesman Narottam Mishra told journalists, “Be it the terrorists arrested in Bhopal and Ratlam or the Khargone rioters, they are all ‘sleeper cells’ of the Tukde Tukde Gang.” Team-AC

Leave a Comment