New Delhi, October 19: Senior Congress leader and former Union minister Kapil Sibal in a TV interview lashed out BJP for being a communal party that acts as “mothership of violence” in the country.
Former Law Minister Sibal cited harrowing figure of 12000 local riots in the country since 2014, while referring to 17 % rise of communal mishaps between 2015 and 2016.
He said: BJP is the mothership of violence…12000 local riots have taken place after 2014. The communal graph is rising in the Modi era. There has been a 17 per cent increase in 2015 and 2016.
Soon after Prime Minister Narendera Modi called Pakistan a “mothership of global terrorism” at BRICS Goa Summit, Sibal tweeted
Pakistan 'mothership' of terror
BJP 'mothership' of communal 'fasad'
love jihad , beef politics , conversions…
to polarize UP politics
— Kapil Sibal (@KapilSibal) October 17, 2016
Raising concerns over lack in national integrity by ruling party, Sibal accused Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar for politicising the army operations and surgical strikes in poll bound states.
He also pointed out that as important it is not to question authenticity of surgical strikes conducted by Indian Army as is to not politicize the strikes.
While highlighting how PM Modi has tried to gain political mileage out of the army operations, he reiterated how Congress led UPA government refrained from indulging in publicising army strikes. The Congress party instead chose the secrecy of the matters for national interests. The strikes had happened in 2011 too during UPA government, but it was not publicized he said. He said, by making the surgical strikes public India is bound to lose internationally.
On Rahul Gandhi’s Khoon Ki Dalali remark, the political veteran said, “It’s the intent that matters and the message has been conveyed to the people.”
Congress vice president had accused Modi led central government for playing “khoon ki dalali” for political gains. He had accused government for playing politics over the killing of 21 soldiers in Uri attacks.
Continuing jibes at PM Modi, Sibal stated how Goa BRICS Summit was a failure for India as the conclusions lacked any agreements on terror sponsored by Pakistan. He alleged Modi for misleading the nation as there was no mention of army camp attacks in Uri, Pathankot and Gurdaspur, incessant cross border firing, Pakistan sponsored terrorism or Jaish and LeT on the sidelines of BRICS, despite Modi’s shallow claims to isolate Pakistan globally.
He said: The Goa Declaration was weak. It’s not a theatrical performance. China snubbed Modi. Hence, the BRICS meet was disappointing.
Nevertheless, he hailed India-Russia deal. He said, “Triumf deal is an achievement.”
The former law minister slammed BJP government for double standards and misguiding public. He opined that the ban on Pakistani artists is again a politically motivated act as government can hold the Visas to Pakistani artists instead of propagating such bans in public to instigate national fervor for political benefits.
As for call to boycott Chinese products this festival season, he said, “The government is trying to get political mileage. It is a pure politics by the government on ban.”
Chinese media too has slammed India for promoting impractical and irrational ban on Chinese goods.