Kejriwal questions PM Modi’s silence
Despite repeated requests by deceased Akhlaq’s family to let them live in peace, politicians are seen making a beeline to his village at <g data-gr-id="18">Bisada</g> in Dadri ever since his death last week. On Sunday, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Sangeet Som, reached the village and accused the UP government of framing innocent people in the lynching case to appease Muslims.
After his controversial statements went viral, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, questioning his silence on the issue, and alleged that the Centre and the Samajwadi Party (SP)-led state government were hand-in-glove to fuel the tension in the village.
“Is there collusion between parties in the state and at the Centre? What is happening is quite dangerous. The PM’s silence almost a tacit approval,” Kejriwal tweeted. A press release issued by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) stated: “At a time when the country is horrified and shocked over the killing in Dadri by right wing elements, the situation in the village is getting vitiated every passing day with the involvement of BJP and its supporters.”
The party alleged that the PM had chosen to remain silent on the issue, which in turn is a mute support to the BJP’s colonels on <g data-gr-id="22">ground</g> to make the maximum out of the communal divide. “Union minister Mahesh Sharma has covertly and overtly supported the communal frenzy. The involvement of the BJP in the Dadri incident is further established with the arrest of a party leader’s son as a prime suspect in organising the meeting, which culminated in the attack on the victim’s home,” said the statement.
Som, who was also accused in Muzaffarnagar riots, held a public meeting even after restrictions.