After a brief gap, Rahul Gandhi is back in delivering public speeches, and with that, his lies have resumed. Addressing a rally in Kerala today, the former Congress president alleged that violence against minority communities and Dalits have increased, and PM Modi is responsible for this increase in violence.
Rahul Gandhi, Congress: Violence against minority communities, hatred being spread against them. Violence against Dalits, thrashing them, cutting off their arms. Atrocities against Tribals, snatching their land. There is a reason for this dramatic increase in violence. https://t.co/fDZUwaIykn pic.twitter.com/CbP4gZsHbl
— ANI (@ANI) December 7, 2019
Rahul Gandhi said that incidents of “violence against Dalits, thrashing them, cutting off their arms. Atrocities against Tribals, snatching their land” have increased in the country. With this allegation, he was repeating his lies about the amendments to the Indian Forest Act and Adivasi law. In April this year, he had claimed that the Modi government had included a provision in the Adivasi law which will empower the government to shoot down Tribals (Adivasis) without having to face any consequences.
Addressing an election rally ahead of Lok Sabha elections in Madhya Pradesh, he had said, “The Modi government has legislated a new provision in the Adivasi law which empowers them to snatch away your (tribals) land and resources and shot bullets at you with impunity.” Today he repeated the same allegations, replacing shot bullets with the cutting of arms. But this was a big lie, as the government has not made any law that allows it to snatch land of tribal population and thrash them. Even the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) had issued a notice to Rahul Gandhi for his blatant lie.
Rahul Gandhi, Congress: There is a reason for this breakdown of our institutional structures, a reason that people are taking law into their own hands. It is because the man who is running this country believes in violence & indiscriminate power. https://t.co/cAUda4kLhD pic.twitter.com/dQ9rIvUdy4
— ANI (@ANI) December 7, 2019
Rahul Gandhi also alleged that there is an increase in violence across the country, lawlessness and atrocities against women have gone up. He added that people are taking law into their own hands “because the man who is running this country believes in violence & indiscriminate power.”
Rahul Gandhi forgot that law and order is a state subject, and incidents of such violence are being reported from across the country, not just BJP ruled states. After the Maharashtra elections, the Congress supporters and pro-Congress media houses were proudly circulating a map showing the decline in the number of states ruled by BJP over the last couple of years. Telangana, where the Hyderabad incident happened, is ruled by TRS, not BJP. Two days ago a 4-year-old girl was gang-raped and murdered in Congress-ruled Madhya Pradesh, but strangely it didn’t create nationwide outrage like the Hyderabad or Unnao case have been doing.
Therefore, such crimes are happening across the country, even in states where there are Congress and other non-BJP parties are in power, but Rahul Gandhi spreads yet another lie to target the Modi government at the centre.