Kapil Sibal Slams PM Modi for Hindu vs Muslim Remark: “Do 20 Crore People Not Matter?”

He also questioned the silence of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on the matter.

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Speaking at a press conference, Sibal stated, “You (PM Modi) are giving a speech that the Congress will give the properties of the women to infiltrators and terrorists. Do 20 crore people do not matter to him? Do they not have any aspirations? Politics has stooped down to such a level and it has not happened in history and I do not want it to happen. I want to ask a question to the Election Commission why action was not taken immediately. You (EC) should condemn it and a notice should be given to PM Modi.”

Sibal further claimed that the Prime Minister made these remarks as he might have sensed that voting in phase 1 of the Lok Sabha elections has not gone BJP’s way.

“Recently, PM Modi gave a speech, it seems that the first phase of elections has not been in their favour. After that speech, I feel that a lot of people would be disappointed. I don’t think any Prime Minister have made such remarks since independence which indicates that minorities living here are intruders. What kind of politics and culture is this?” he said.

He also questioned the silence of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on the matter.

“We respect the post of Prime Minister and the person holding that post but when the PM is not worthy of respect, the intellectuals in the country should raise their voice. Mohan Bhagwat is silent. Why is he silent? We are against RSS but I feel RSS have not taught these things to Modiji,” he said.

PM Modi’s Remarks Draw Criticism

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the Congress party has plans to redistribute gold and hard-earned money to “illegal immigrants” and asked people whether this is acceptable to them or not.

“Congress manifesto says that it will calculate the gold owned by our mothers and sisters, collect information and then distribute to those whom former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had said that Muslims have the first right to country’s wealth. They will check how much gold our sisters own, how much silver tribal families have, and how much money government employees have there,” the PM said in an election rally on Sunday.

“They (Congress) have said that gold owned by our sisters would be equally distributed. Does the government have the right to take your hard-earned property?” PM Modi added.

Attacking the Congress party further, the Prime Minister claimed that the “Urban Naxal” thinking won’t even spare the ‘Mangalsutra’.

“When they (Congress) were in government, they said that Muslims have the first right over India’s resources. So, they will distribute this wealth (property and gold) among those having more children, among illegal immigrants…this Urban Naxal thinking won’t even spare your Mangalsutra,” he said.

Also Read: Lok Sabha Elections: PM Alleges Congress Would Distribute Wealth to ‘Those With More Children’, Sparks Hindu vs Muslim Debate; Social Media Divided

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