Communal violence over cow protection must be curbed sternly: Modi

Cow vigilantism should not be given political or communal colour as the nation doesn’t benefit from it”, Kumar quoted Modi as saying in the all party meeting.

According to the reports, PM Modi said that some of the political parties were painting cow protection with communal colour and taking political advantages that are not beneficial for the country. PM Modi said that certain religious beliefs regard the cow as a mother, but still people should not take law in their hands.

The meeting began at 11 a.m., with leaders from political parties and Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Ananth Kumar, among others, being present.

“Maintaining law and order is the responsibility of state governments and wherever these incidents are taking place, the state governments must deal firmly with it”.

His statements came just a day before the Monsoon session of Parliament is slated to start.

He said all political parties must ensure that everybody votes and no vote is wasted.

Quite in the last month, our country witnessed one among the many Lynching stories that affect our society and makes it even more primitive than it was in the earlier times: The case of a Muslim Boy with the name of Junaid, who was lynched in a train. “We have to assure the people that every politician is not tainted”, the prime minister said at the meeting convened by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar on the eve of the Monsoon Session. It is widely believed that the Prime Minister has come on the forefront after sensing the mood of the Opposition parties. He said, his party also wants discussion on internal and external issues including cow vigilantism, flood problem and Kashmir issue.

A structured meeting within the Congress on the party’s strategy in the coming session is slated on Monday, when the session is unlikely to transact much business due to the Presidential election.

Lalu Prasad and his son, Bihar Deputy Prime Minister Tejashwi Yadav, have denied the charges of corruption hurled at them and accused the BJP of “vendetta politics”.

Kumar said Modi also noted that the 75th anniversary of the Quit India movement falls on August 9 and all parties should celebrate it.

Modi also thanked everyone for the implementation of the GST, calling it a “shining example of co-operative federalism”.

The all-party meet was held at Parliament House. TMC had announced to boycott the meeting, amid recriminations between it and the BJP over recent violence in West Bengal.