It’s high time the BJP govt takes note of lynching incidents: Cong

Photo of the Congress chief Randeep Surjewala.

New Delhi: Criticizing the Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said that it was high time when the BJP government took strict action against the mob frenzy and lynching incidents across the country.

Talking to the media, Surjewala went on to say: “It is high time the BJP government takes note of this widespread mob frenzy and lynching incidents, rightly flagged by the President of India and Congress president. Instead of falsification, lies and distortion, without any facts or numbers, the BJP would do better to take note of the anger which is engulfing the citizens of India against vigilantism by their own partymen.”

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He further stated that three years had passed since the BJP came to power at the Centre and “we have seen enough of platitudes, speeches and alibis, it is time for some corrective action”.

Lashing out at Shah, the Congress leader said even the president had shown the “mirror of truth” to the BJP on the growing incidents of “mob frenzy” which had become “irrational, uncontrollable” and had tacit protection and support of the government, yet the BJP chief had resorted to “falsehood and utter brazenness.”

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Shah, he said, instead of listening to the “conscience keeper of the nation”, had “most shamelessly chosen to ignore the reality of a bizarre yet concerted ‘Lynching Movement’, which the government had overtly supported and encouraged in the last few months”.

Surjewala also asked Shah whether it was not a fact that more than 50 cases of lynching and mob justice had taken place in the country in the three years of the BJP rule.

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