Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, junior minister for food processing, has attracted opposition and media attraction after her hate and abusive speech against Muslims and Christians in a rally in Delhi. The opposition demanded her immediate removal. Although, she apologized in the parliament stating she had no intention to hurt anyone’s sentiments, PM Modi warned all the BJP leaders not to address the nation.
While,PM Modi is busy enhancing his image as a pro-development PM of India from pro-Hindu CM of Gujarat, controversies like this are surely playing killjoy in his efforts.
As the 2014 General Elections has started, controversial and/or hate public speeches from leaders of many political parties are making headlines. From F.I.R. against Imran Masood of Congress to Election Commission banning political leaders like Amit Shah of BJP and Azam Khan of SP from speaking in public gatherings,for hate statements,it just doesn’t seem to stop.
While Amit Shah preferred apologizing Azam Khan threatened to take the Election Commission to the Court of Law , forget apologizing. Mulayam Singh,the SP supremo has also been served a notice by the commission for a controversial statement on Rape. To add on BJP’s Muktar Abbas,Giriraj Singh all are giving controversial statements.
Looks like, political parties are competing in this as well. Which party will manage to get most number of complaints and controversial statements ?? From Modi,to Rahul,to Kejriwal, everyone seem to be using controversial statement to sustain in the news.Is it a number game here to ??
Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) MLA ,Akbaruddin Owaisi who has been in news for his ‘hate speech’made against hindus,returned from London to Hyderabad,avoided surrendering to police on grounds of ill-health.Hyderabad Police which has been criticized for going slow on the issue went to Akbaruddin’s residence to question him on his alleged hate speech.Meanwhile,he applied for stay on his arrest in the Andhra Pradesh High Court.
Urban India may not be taking these hate speeches made by political leaders against other religion,caste and state too seriously but is it the same with rural India where the literacy level is comparatively very low. It is not only easy to play vote bank politics by giving hate-speeches against specific communities and groups but also readily possible to provoke violence between groups.
Be it Raj Thackeray making speeches against Biharis or Akbaruddin Owaisi making speeches against Hindus,is their sole motive not vote-bank politics? With law in one pocket and few goons in other,there are several political leaders throughout the country who dare the unity of India and yet roam about freely,unquestioned and never accounted for.
Akbaruddin Owaisi avoids surrendering to Hyderabad Police on grounds of ill-health