New Delhi, February 21: Taking on to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for drawing a parallel between Hindu and Muslim festivals in the poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Tuesday said the PM is trying to create a mindset inconsistent with the values of the Constitution.
“What is he trying to say? He is trying to create a mindset which is not consistent with the values of our Constitution. I was not expecting the prime minister to use such language,” Sibal told ANI.
Citing saffron party’s controversial leaders Sanjeev Balyan and Yogi AdityaNath, Sibal said everyone knows about the standard of politics and the kind of language they use, but the Prime Minister should not reduce his language to theirs.
While addressing an election rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Fatehpur on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said, “In a village, if a cemetery can be constructed, so should a cremation ground. If electricity is supplied during Ramzan, so should also be supplied during Diwali. There should not be any discrimination on the basis of religion and caste.”
Opposition parties have objected to the Prime Minister’s statement and charged PM for sparking communal venom as an election gimmick. Congress has called to file a complaint to EC against the PM’s remark, while BSP has alleged PM to be anti Dalit and BJP to be Communal Party.