New Delhi, July 19: Slamming Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’ statement on mob lynching, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said: “this is not a game of ping-pong that the centre and state governments keep shifting responsibilities”.
“The Home Minister’s statement in Lok Sabha on mob lynching was not satisfactory at all, that is why we staged a walkout from the house”, he told media.
“This is not a game of ping-pong that states and Centre keep shifting responsibilities, Tharoor added.
Addressing the parliamentarians in Lok Sabha, the Home Minister said “the lynching incidents happened in the past well. I condemn all the incidents on behalf of my government. Unverified reports, fake news spread through social media is a trigger. It is the state government’s responsibility to ensure that no such incidents take place in the future. Law and order is a state subject”.
Singh further said that “this is why we have requested the social media operators to keep a tab in order to avoid the spread of fake information”.
Following the minister’s statement, opposition party members belonging to Congress, NCP and RJD staged a walkout in the lower house of Parliament on the second day of monsoon session.