Speaking exclusively to a national media house, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about a series of issues that the opposition parties had been raising their voice for. On repeatedly being coxed to break his silence on the mob lynching, PM Modi said that opposition must not politicise the issue and must put efforts to integrate the society.
“My party and I have spoken in clear words, on multiple occasions against such actions (lynching) and such a mindset. It is all on record. Even a single incident is one too many and deeply unfortunate. Everyone should rise above politics to ensure peace and unity in our society,” the Prime Minister said.
Terming such incidents as criminal, PM Modi said “it would be a great travesty to reduce these incidents to mere statistics and then indulge in politics over them. That shows a kind of perverse mindset that looks at violence and criminality as something to be milked, instead of unitedly opposing”.
Speaking on Rafale deal, PM Modi said the opposition is spreading falsehood for its vested interest. “It is a government-to-government agreement, it is an honest and transparent deal. All else is nothing but propaganda to undermine national interest,” he was quoted as saying.
“No citizen of India will have to leave the country,” said Modi, further adding that Those who have lost faith in themselves, fear loss of popular support and lack faith in our institutions can use words like ‘civil war’,‘blood bath’ and ‘desh ke tukde tukde.’ Evidently, they are disconnected from the pulse of the nation.”