Tearing into the BJP-led, government, Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has said under the ‘New India’, humans are afraid of humans, those glorifying killers of Mahatma Gandhi are in the ruling party and hatred and lynching are at its peak.
Speaking on the motion of thanks to the President’s address in RajyaSabha, leader of the opposition, Azad, said unemployment is at all time high and heinous crime like rape on minors are abnormally on the rise.
Launching a scathing attack on the government and its policies, Azad said a party could win elections on divisive policies but the “Nation stood defeated”.
He demanded: “Keep your New India to yourself but return our old India where there was a culture of love and …Where there was no lynching and no hatred…Where Hindu and Muslims used to feel the pain of each other.”
Prime Minister NarendraModi was present in the House during Azad’s address.
Referring to the President’s speech on Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th anniversary celebrations, Azad said unfortunately a candidate of the ruling party called the killer of the Father of the Nation a patriot and no action was taken and the candidate was a parliamentarian now.
“My tongue will burn…I cannot repeat the remarks…I have a complaint to the Prime Minister, why didn’t you take action. Mahatma Gandhi may be Congress President but he was Father of the Nation…I would not have mentioned it here but President’s speech mentions his birth anniversary celebrations …BJP should take action…It still has time till October…,” Azad said.