Haryana chief minister, whose administration drew considerable flak from across the country for its utter failure to contain the violence during the recent Jat reservation stir is facing more criticism now.
This is because of the recent revelation on the gangrapes of 10 women commuters in Murthal in Haryana and the alleged insensitivity shown by the state police.
On 24 February, we had reported how protesters had raped women commuters traveling to Delhi NCR by pulling them out of their cars and burning their vehicles. The news had caused widespread outrage across the country.
On Saturday, social media users took to twitter to register their protests against Khattar and his party, the BJP, which had promised better law and order during election campaign.
Prime Minister Narendra, while kicking off his assembly election campaign in Karnal on 4 October 2014, had said, “ Harayna Police will not listen to me because they are under the state government, do you want to change situations here or not?”
So you know that we are stating the truth, the prime minister’s commitment on better policing had come at 11.30 am.
More than a year on, neither has the opposition asked Modi for accountability nor the saffron party has chosen to clear its stand on this spectacular failure to fulfill one more election promise by Prime Minister.
Modi is known not to engage in two-way conversation, particularly with the journalist fraternity. The prime minister, his critics would say, is simply too clever as he knows that despite the rapid saffronisation of most of Indian media, there still remains some independent journalists, who would not miss the opportunity to hold him accountable for his ‘election jumlas.’
Saturday morning saw twitter users to fervently post tweet under the hashtag #BJPShamesHaryana. Within minutes this had become a top twitter trend.
Here is a snapshot of twitter conversation:
— sp (@palit_sneha) February 27, 2016
— umar (@Ansari8umar) February 27, 2016
Waiting for 56' incher to Cry for excesses committed in Haryana while govt. of self proclaimed patriots were hiding #BJPshamesHaryana
— Niraj Surana (@niraj_surana) February 27, 2016
— Ankita Shah (@Ankita_Shah8) February 27, 2016
— Tehseen Poonawalla (@tehseenp) February 27, 2016
— कोमल 🙂 ?? (@Komal_Indian) February 27, 2016
The loss in Haryana during agitation is pegged at Rs 40,000 crores which is 55% of Haryana's total GDP #BJPShamesHaryana
— Sir Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhaqat) February 27, 2016
— Amit Yaduvanshi (@imyadavamit1) February 27, 2016