Urging Home Minister Rajnath Singh to direct his colleagues to “think before they speak”, Supriya Sule of the Nationalist Congress Party on Tuesday said the ongoing debate on the issue of intolerance in the Lok Sabha was a chance for the government to clarify its stand on the issue.
“This is an opportunity for the government to clarify to the nation (what it thinks about the growing intolerance),” she said while participating in the discussion in the Lok Sabha.
“Rajnath Singh ji you had asked for suggestions. I am giving you one: please ask your ministers to think before they speak,” she said, adding that “make sure they don’t speak out of context”.
She said the BJP leadership would not make controversial remarks related to minorities but it did not stop its leaders who did so.
To illustrate her point, Sule said if she did not stop her children from indulging in some bad activity, it was she who would be questioned.