Modi breaks silence says pained by Jkhand lynching

first_imgNew Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday broke his silence on lynching of a Muslim youth in Jharkhand, saying it has pained him and the guilty must be severely punished, but stressed that all incidents of violence in the country, whether in Jharkhand, West Bengal or Kerala, should be treated the same and law should take its course.Addressing Rajya Sabha, he also spoke on the death of over 130 children this month from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) or ‘brain fever’ in Bihar saying it was a matter of “shame” and the “biggest failure” of seven decades that outbreak of such disease continues to kill even after so many years of independence. Also Read – Rajnath Singh arrives for Rafale handover ceremony in FranceIn his over an hour long reply to the debate on Motion of Thanks to President, Modi launched a blistering attack on the Congress saying it was sheer arrogance of the grand old party which is unable to accept its defeat and continues to question the mandate of the people through attacks on EVMs. Countering the opposition charge of media bias during elections, he said, “Is media on sale. Was it on sale in Tamil Nadu and Kerala (where Congress and its allies won).” Taking a jibe at Leader of the Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad, he said during the debate some people demanded a return to ‘Old India’ instead of the ‘New India’ where technology is being used to ease lives and end corruption. The Motion of Thanks to President was passed by Parliament following the Prime Minister’s reply. The Motion was passed by Lok Sabha on Tuesday. See P5last_img

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