Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that he should not give speeches on sensitive issues like Dalit atrocities and Kashmir unrest particularly when parliament was in session.
The veteran Congress leader, instead, asked the prime minister to participate in debates in Parliament on the issues.
“If you will see the political life of Prime Minister Modi, you will see that during his tenure as the chief minister of Gujarat, how much he had participated in the state assembly. But we are happy that after becoming the Prime Minister, his participation in the Parliament has increased,” Singh was quoted by ANI.
Taking a dig Modi’s recent comments on atrocities against Dalits members of Sangh Parivar, Singh said that the Prime Minister spoke about brutalities committed against Dalits in Una in Hyderabad and commented about Kashmir in Jhabua.
He added, “With the help of his speeches, he is raising those sensitive issues which should be otherwise raised in the Parliament. He should respect the Parliament and should talk about the issue of Kashmir in Parliament. He should participate in the debate on the issue which is going to take place in the Rajya Sabha.”
Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had reached out to the people of turbulent Kashmir and indicated willingness to hold dialogue under the framework of ‘insaniyat (humanity), jamhuriyat (democracy) and Kashmiriyat’.
Breaking his silence on the over-a-month-long unrest which has claimed more than 55 lives, Modi said it was painful to see that innocent youngsters, who should be holding
laptops, book and cricket bats, have been given stones and appealed to them for maintaining peace and harmony in the “heaven” on earth.
He said Kashmir has the freedom which is felt by Indians everywhere and asserted that the Mehbooba Mufti government and the Centre are working together to solve the state’s
difficulties but some people, who are unable to digest it, are clinging onto the path to destruction.
“When Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the Prime Minister he had adopted the path of insaniyat, jamhuriyat and Kashmiriyat and we walk the same road. I want to tell the brothers and sisters of Kashmir from this great birthplace of Chandra Shekhar Azad that Kashmir has the same strength that has been given to (other parts of) India by our freedom fighters. Kashmir has the same freedom that every Indian feels.