PM Modi desperate to defend BJP, Sangh Parivar outfits: Left

| Updated: Aug 10, 2016 18:39 IST

New Delhi, Aug. 10 (ANI): The Communist Party of India (CPI) on Wednesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's latest assertion on the unrest in Jammu and Kashmir and cow vigilantes is a desperate attempt to save Bharatiya Janata Party and Sangh Parivar outfits, which stand thoroughly exposed and are questioned by all sections of the society. CPI leader D. Raja told ANI the Prime Minister is desperate somehow to project as he is having concern for the Dalits, Jammu and Kashmir and is opposed to the so-called cow vigilantes. "I understand that the BJP stands thoroughly exposed. The RSS and Sangh Parivar outfits stand thoroughly exposed and they are isolated. For instance, the Dalits consider the RSS and Sangh Parivar outfits and BJP as anti-Dalit. It is a genuine feeling in the minds of the Dalits," said Raja. "In the same way, the people of Jammu and Kashmir, the political parties, they think that the policy of the Union Government as far as Jammu and Kashmir has completely failed. And the people are questioning the BJP because BJP is heading the government in Delhi and is part of the government in Jammu and Kashmir," he added while stating that no progress and efforts have been made to win the hearts of the people. The CPI leader also cornered the Prime Minister for not speaking on sensitive issues in the Parliament. "In normal circumstances nobody can take objections to the Prime Minister speaking on different issues in different places of our country. But here there is a Parliament and the Parliament is in session, there is uproar on all these issues, which the Prime Minister is speaking on. There is uproar in both the houses of Parliament on the increasing atrocities on Dalits, the cow vigilantes, particularly in the state of Gujarat," said Raja. "There is uproar in the Parliament on the deteriorating situation, on the very alarming situation in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. There is uproar on many issues. But the Prime Minister doesn't think it is proper to speak on the floor of the house. In a way, I think whether the Prime Minister undermines the importance of Parliament or whether the Prime Minister avoids speaking on the floor of the Parliament," he added. Raja further said the Prime Minister should explain as to why he can't come to the Parliament. "He's head of the government. He's leader of the government. And he should speak on such very sensitive, crucial issues on the floor of the house. Why the Prime Minister is not coming to the Parliament and why he is not speaking all this inside the Parliament? That is the question the people are asking," said Raja. "Not only the political parties, even ordinary people are asking why the Prime Minister cannot face the Parliament, cannot answer to the queries raised by Members of the Parliament and these are all issues of national concern. It is not the concern of one political party. These are all issues of national concern. The Prime Minister should choose to speak in Parliament," he added. Coming down heavily on Prime Minister Modi for not addressing the concerns of the Kashmiris in Parliament, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad today said there is murder of humanity and democracy in Kashmir and called for integration of hearts for an amicable solution to the crisis. Escalating his attack on the Prime Minister, Azad said he tweets about everything, but not Kashmir. "The law and order is not the sole responsibility of the Kashmir Police.the paramilitary forces are also involved. You call Jammu and Kashmir an integral part of India, but there needs to be integration of hearts between the people of India and Jammu and Kashmir," he added. Asserting that the Congress Party has been repetitively demanding that the Prime Minister should come and make statements on the Kashmir and Dalit issues in the Parliament, Azad said, "Don't just love Kashmir for its beauty, love Kashmir for its people, and love the children and people who lost their eyes in protests." "When you speak from the heart, the message reaches the people in Kashmir. But if you just speak from the tongue, it remains within the walls of the Parliament," he added. Prime Minister Modi yesterday asked the people of Jammu and Kashmir to shun violence and walk the path of development, saying the entire country would stand by them. "Every Indian fosters a dream to visit the beautiful vale of Kashmir, every Indian loves Kashmir, and yet you see that a handful of people shatter the hospitable culture of the State. I want to appeal to the youth in Jammu and Kashmir that we must make all efforts to make sure that the State remains a heaven on earth. I am pained to see that children, whose hands should be clutching laptops, or volleyballs or cricket bats, are instead clutching stones," he told a gathering of over 20,000 people in Madhya Pradesh's Jhotrada village. "By handing these children stones, some people may be able to take forward their politics, but what will happen to these children of my country?" he asked. (ANI)