Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad hit out at BJP saying under the ‘New India’, humans are afraid of humans, those glorifying killers of Mahatma Gandhi are in the ruling party and hatred and lynching are at its peak.
Speaking on the motion of thanks to the President’s address in RajyaSabha, leader of the opposition, Azad, said unemployment is at all time high and heinous crime like rape on minors are abnormally on the rise.
Launching a scathing attack on the government and its policies, Azad said a party could win elections on divisive policies but the “Nation stood defeated”.
He demanded: “Keep your New India to yourself but return our old India where there was a culture of love and …Where there was no lynching and no hatred…Where Hindu and Muslims used to feel the pain of each other.”
Prime Minister NarendraModi was present in the House during Azad’s address.
About Jharkhand, he said it has become a “lynching factory” where Muslims and Dalits were lynched and attacked routinely.