Prime Minister addressed the nation in his 22nd Mann ki Baat on Sunday. Below are some points social media users are upset he did not speak about:
1. Atrocities against Dalits: One of the raging issues India is presently debating is the rising violence against the Dalit community. However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not mention the stir in Gujarat nor actions of the self-proclaimed Gau Rakshaks or cow protectors.
— Kavita Krishnan (@kavita_krishnan) July 31, 2016
When will modi ji speak up on this. Will it be discussed in his Mann ki baat?#WarOnDalitsInGujarat
— Join AAP (@JoinAAP) July 22, 2016
Missed #MannKiBaat hope he spoke abt atrocities against Dalits by so called criminal Cow protectors and its sponsors from his regime.
— QueenBee ♕ (@vaidehisachin) July 31, 2016
— Nitin Chavan (@a20nitin) July 21, 2016
2. Kashmir crisis: For the last month, the situation in Jammu and Kashmir has been tense, with curfew imposed in certain regions. Violence and protests broke out following the killing of Burhan Wani, the commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen. Separatists have called for a bandh in the Valley till August 5. The issue took a political turn after Pakistan raised it in the United Nations. However, there was no mention on the state of affairs from our Prime Minister.
Omar Abdullah, the former chief minister of J&K, took to Twitter to express his disappointment. “How I wish my Prime Minister had found a few reassuring words for my state which has seen almost 50 deaths & countless injured #MannKiBaat.”
How I wish my Prime Minister had found a few reassuring words for my state which has seen almost 50 deaths & countless injured #MannKiBaat
— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) July 31, 2016
Bus apne hi #MannKiBaat karte rehte hai PM, kabhi janta ke Mann ki baat bhi kiya Kare.
Janta Kashmir, Gau rakshak par baat karna chahti hai!
— Sarah Jacob (@JacobSarah24) July 31, 2016
3. Price rise: The issue was raised in Parliament, with opposition parties criticising the government for not fulfilling its promise of reigning prices of essential commodities. Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not speak of this.
— Kaushal K Vidyarthee (@vidyarthee) July 31, 2016