NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has on Tuesday tried to cool the tempers of the opposition in Rajyasabha, just like he had done it in the lower house, last week. Speaking in the debate over the ‘rising intolerance’, PM Modi said that the opposition must stop using intolerance as a false political campaign.
Mr Modi noted that every citizen of India is well protected and had the privileges of fundamental rights, safeguarding his interests. “Every citizen has his own freedom and there is no intolerance in this country. Any incident of atrocity against anybody, is a blot on all of us, our nation and the Indian society”, PM Modi said.
“But it does not mean that the country is intolerant. A few unexpected incidents does not make it a intolerant nation. India has been a great tolerant and peaceful nation since a long time and it will continue to remain the same in the future”, he added.
On the other hand, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi criticized the Prime Minister for not accepting his Government’s failure to check growing intolerance in the country. “He is the Prime Minister of the country and not an ordinary citizen residing in India. He should know his responsibilities isn’t it?. How fare is it for the Prime Minister to say that the Central Government has nothing to do with the law and order in the states.”, Rahul Gandhi said.
“It is not fair for the ruling Government to describe their administrative failure as an ‘organized revolt'”, he added.