PM Modi Asks States To Take Strict Action against Gau Rakshaks Breaking law

July 17th, 2017 | by Pranab Kumar Chakravarty
PM Modi Asks States To Take Strict Action against Gau Rakshaks Breaking law
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PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday sternly lashed out at those who are taking law in their hands for the protection Cows and asked the states to take stringent action against them saying they are empowered to deal with such hoodlums. He asked political parties to resist themselves from giving communal colour to the issue by involving BJP, its supporters and sympathisers in lynchings by Gau Rakshaks. Modi said “All state governments should take stringent action against those who are violating law in the name of cow protection.” Modi made the remark an all-party meeting one day ahead the Monsoon Session Of Parliament.

Briefing media on the deliberations at the meet, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said The Prime Minister also underlined the belief of many Hindus that cow is like our mother, but said that this should not let people take law in their own hands and every state government should act against violation of the law, Kumar said.

Opposition parties have attacked the BJP over the cases of cow vigilantism, in which Muslims and Dalits have often been targeted. These parties have also planned to raise the issue during the Parliament session. Modi also mentioned the Presidential Poll to be held on July 17 and said it would have been very good had a consensus been reached on the candidate. He, however, said “high level of dignity” has been maintained by both sides during the campaign and no “ill will or bad language” has been used. All political parties must ensure that everybody votes and no vote is wasted. While the ruling BJP-led NDA has named Ram Nath Kovind as its candidate, the Congress-led group of opposition parties has pitted Meira Kumar against Kovind lawyer turned politico, former Parliamentarian and ex-Governor of Bihar Kovind  has reportedly a big numerical advantage over his rival. Modi also appeared to have taken a dig at RJD chief Lalu Prasad, who is facing fresh corruption charges, as he sought cooperation in fight against corruption. People involved in corruption should not be saved, he said at the meeting, adding that the image of a political leader has taken a beating because of corruption .Modi also thanked everyone for the implementation of the GST, calling it a “shining example of co-operative federalism”. He told the all-party meeting that 30 per cent of total expenditure and 49 per cent of spending in the infrastructure sector had already taken place before the monsoon started due to the advancement of the budget.

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