While the nation rakes up varying issues of Dalit atrocities, muslim women being beaten over beef and the debate of nationalism, what seems to be consistent is our Prime Minister’s silence over such matters.
How come these issues haven’t surfaced in his Mann ki Baat till now? Are we to think that these incidents haven’t touched his ‘mann‘ as yet?
It’s been good 70 years since our country attained independence. But when people are beaten up on it matters relating to caste, can we really thump our chests for being the fastest growing economy?
Achieving a mark of 100% FDI in a few sectors is something to be proud of, but will that hubris give any answers to Mohammed Akhlaq’s family or the Dalits who were thrashed in broad daylight in Una?
One can’t ‘blame the government if somebody hits a dog with a stone’, but what about the scenario where the government becomes a stone itself?
Women are getting raped, minority communities are either being flogged or threatened and then there are the ministers, whose loose tongue seems to have no control upon themselves. Such incidents are not clarified or even spoken by the top rung of political leaders, however, Prime Minister’s education qualifications was justified with a press conference. I guess it’s a matter of priorities then.
And then there is the tug of war between the silent Centre and vocal state ministers. While Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweets a video full of accusations, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s ‘arhar Modi’ attack was no less. BSP Supremo, Mayawati too wants an answer from the Prime Minister on the recent atrocities against Dalits.
They are not just asking questions, they are also questioning the absence of answers on the crucial events enveloping the country right now.
Wishing birthdays and mourning attacks in foreign lands is not a bad thing for a Prime Minister to do, however, there’s more to it. There’s more to promoting one’s app and and speeches.