Intolerance increasing: Dr Singhvi

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Aug 2017 10:19:04


Staff Reporter

All India Congress Committee (AICC) spokesman and Rajya Sabha member Dr Abhishek Manu Singhvi made a scathing attack on Central Government led by NDA by saying that a new culture of intolerance is popping up in country and it is dangerous for Indian democracy.

Addressing a press conference in State capital on Sunday, Dr Abhishek Manu Singhvi referred to some recent big IT raids and said that Karnataka Minister D K Shivkumar and Lalu Prasad Yadav have been targeted. He sought to know that which is the policy under which Opposition politicians are targeted?

He also wanted to know that why attention is not being paid on Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh, Madhya Pradesh VYAPAM scam, Yeddyurappa and Reddy brothers. Talking about VYAPAM scam, he said that it should not be considered as old as it is comprehensive because it managed to sneak into every state. Why CBI is turning Nelson’s Eye on this issue. Coming to plight of farmers in Madhya Pradesh, he claimed that massive irregularities have taken place in the name of purchase and sale of onion in State. Reckoning Mandsaur firing incident, he accused CM of cheating farmers.

Taking on NDA-led Central Government, he said, in comparison, robust agriculture growth happened during UPA’s time. Currently, agriculture growth has come down. He also accused BJP of not fulfilling its electoral promises made in manifesto. He also said, foreign policy is a continuous process and one cannot take a big leap in foreign policy as it warrants movement step by step.

Russia, which is oldest and close friend of India, is drifting away and it is palpable. “New friends should not be made at the cost of old pals,” he said. He also spoke on Indo-China issue and took a barb on PM Narendra Modi, sharing the swing with Chinese President during latter’s visit to country in past by saying that, soon after this, Chinese army personnel had intruded into the Indian territory. On the indefinite fast being staged by Narmada Bachao Andolan’s (NBA) Medha Patkar over poor facilities at rehabilitation sites of Sardar Sarovar Dam-affected people, he said, if any untoward incident happens to her, then State Government would be solely responsible for it.