The Ministry of Home Affairs has asked for a report from the Rajasthan government on the recent death of Rakbar alias Akbar, who was allegedly lynched to death in Alwar on suspicion of being a cow smuggler.
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) July 23, 2018
It is alleged that the police had stopped to have tea and got his clothes changed before taking him to the community hospital about four kilometres away from where Akbar was allegedly lynched. Not to give up on a chance to play politics on death, Congress President Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter to take a dig on the BJP.
Policemen in #Alwar took 3 hrs to get a dying Rakbar Khan, the victim of a lynch mob, to a hospital just 6 KM away.
They took a tea-break enroute.
This is Modi’s brutal “New India” where humanity is replaced with hatred and people are crushed and left to die. https://t.co/sNdzX6eVSU
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 23, 2018
However, the BJP leaders slammed Rahul Gandhi for playing vulture politics and appealed to him to stop trying to divide society for electoral gains.
Rahul Gandhi’s family presided over the worst form of hate in 1984, Bhagalpur & Nellie & many other instances.
It is shameful that he is doing the same through VULTURE POLITICS.
Not a single instance goes by where he doesn’t attempt to rupture social bonds for electoral gains. https://t.co/kpX3n1Kcc0
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) July 23, 2018
Stop jumping with joy every time a crime happens, Mr Rahul Gandhi.
The state has already assured strict & prompt action.
You divide the society in every manner possible for electoral gains & then shed crocodile tears.
Enough is Enough. You are a MERCHANT OF HATE. https://t.co/4thsyNL3nx
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) July 23, 2018
Rajyavardhan Rathore, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting also tweeted to Gandhi asking him to stop sowing seeds of hatred in society for few votes.
Mr Rahul Gandhi, STOP using a crime for political gains.
The local police is already on the case. Justice will be served.
Stop sowing seeds of hatred in society simply for a few votes. https://t.co/0CvhcUz6ov
— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) July 23, 2018
He was also questioned on his selective reaction on such incidents.
Why do you selectively react to incidents of lynching?
India waited to hear from you when Trilochan Mahato, Dulal Kumar & Kartik Ghosh were brutally murdered in West Bengal. Were they not Indians for you or was it their religion that forced you to keep mum? https://t.co/w21ujhhJOL
— Gaurav Bhatia (@gauravbh) July 23, 2018
This is not the first time Congress and its leaders have indulged in vulture politics. Earlier, BJP had called out Congress for playing politics over blood and bones of Dalits. Congress was also called out for making External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj appear like a villain instead of ISIS over killings of 39 Indians in Mosul, Iraq.