BJP must tender unconditional public apology for communalizing elephant’s death’

Dead pregnant elephant and KC Venugopal

By Abdul Bari Masoud

New Delhi:  Former Union Minister and Congress general secretary KC Venugopal on Thursday demanded that the BJP must tender an unqualified and unconditional public apology for giving communal color to the killing of a pregnant elephant in Kerala.

The ruling party’s leaders including former minister Maneka Gandhi and union minister Prakash Javadekar “deliberately spread false information” regarding this unfortunate incident to demonize the Muslim community as the incident happened in Palakkad district not in Muslim-dominated Malappuram district of the state.

Senior Congress leader Venugopal, who hails from Kerala, came down heavily on the BJP and right-wing troll army for spreading communally motivated false information about the incident.

The tragic and inhumane death of the pregnant elephant caused by biting a pineapple stuffed with explosives/fire crackers in Palakkad district in Kerala is an unfortunate and most cruel incident, he said.

However, Senior BJP leaders like Smt Maneka Gandhi and Cabinet Ministers like Shri Prakash Javadekar are deliberately spreading false information on this unfortunate tragedy, he said.

BJP MP and former union minister Maneka Gandhi on Wednesday termed the death of elephant as “murder” and  said ‘Malappuram is famous for such incidents, it’s India’s most violent district.”

She told ANI, “its murder, Malappuram is famous for such incidents, it’s India’s most violent district, and for instance, they throw poison on roads so that 300-400 birds and dogs die at one time.”

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar also claimed that the incident occurred in Malappuram however sans an anti-Muslim angle.

“Central government has taken a very serious note of the killing of an elephant in Mallapuram, #Kerala. We will not leave any stone unturned to investigate properly and nab the culprit(s). This is not an Indian culture to feed fire crackers and kill” he tweeted.

Although, the incident took place in Palakkad district, the Ministers and right-wing trolls are relating the incident to the neighbouring Malappuram district.

Venugopal lambasted Maneka Gandhi and other BJP leaders for this falsehood.

“They (BJP) are deliberately spreading communally motivated false information on the district. Furthermore, without any connection whatsoever, they even dragged the name of Shri Rahul Gandhi in this diabolic incident.”

He alleged that BJP can stoop to any low to further its narrow political agenda.

“This propaganda has proven once again that the BJP will stoop to any level to twist the facts for their narrow divisive political purposes.”

They are shedding crocodile tears over the incident and this divisive propaganda has exposed BJP’s hypocrisy totally, Venugopal stated.

He said, “The BJP must tender an unqualified and unconditional public apology for giving communal color to the most unfortunate incident of the killing of a pregnant elephant in Kerala.

Another senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel also condemned the vilification campaign stating that even elephant death is used to spread hatred against one particular community by twisting facts.

Patel tweeted: “It is sad that the climate in our country has become so bitter that even in the tragic death of an elephant, some are trying to misrepresent the facts to twist into an issue of one community Vs the other?”

The killing of the elephant has invited condemnation and criticism across the world as any kind of mindless and unreasonable violence against wild life is totally unacceptable and unjustifiable but the ruling used it for divisive politics.

The Kerala government has ordered the investigation of the incident.Speaking with Alt News, KK Sunil Kumar, Mannarkkad Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), said, “There is no evidence that pineapple was eaten by the elephant along with the explosives. She may have taken the explosive with any fruit, maybe pineapple. But this is an assumption. No such evidence was found in the postmortem.”


  1. With this gang of Hindutva hate-mongers around who need any other enemy to undo democratic-secular India! After polarizing Indians on the basis of religions now elephants also becoming Hindus and Muslims!!

    • i have not seen any accusation by bjp against muslims.

      however they are quite capable of such crimes.

      look at how they kill animals dureing eid. streets are red with blood, and cries of animals being slaughtered can be heard all around.

      in europe where i live killing of such animals is banned by law.its also true that muslims ill treat all animals.that comes as a result of their cruel religion- look how they kill each other mercilessly
      in muslim countries. daily killings even of women and children.

      ofcource foul congress guys will defend muslims- vote banks.

      indian muslims are unaware how much muslims are disliked over the earth.they fool themelves.

  2. Lali b you need to check your mental status as here we are talking about the area in which the poor elephant was killed not Muslim dominated as quoted by the too BJP leaders to communalise and you are bringing in the community. Are you maaad. Check your facts and stop being rescist. People like you are distructive to the world and society

    • neither bjp leader accused muslims-they are bringing it up themselves.

      by the way i just looked at muslims in jail in britain. 15 percent-there are about 4 percent peacefulss in uk, whats wrong with you guys-despite 5 times namaz very day-head down, ass up.

      tell me-how can world deal with you. hopeless

      • Lying yet again, Hindu goo bhakt. BJP bastards lied and communalized the whole thing. Thats a cold hard fact. You Hindus are a cancer, you bring your filth wherever you go. In the USA, Indian Hindus are the #1 of H1B visa fraud, with your fake degrees, sponsored by Hindu scammers engaged in immigration fraud. Not to mention, no concept of hygiene, which makes sense considering Hinduism is a gutter religion. You look and smell like dirty unwashed asses lol .
        Whats wrong with you disgusting creatures? Everything. An utterly hopeless irredeemable bunch of criminally prone primitive gutter rats.

    • Lali the b1tch’s problem is that he is product of Hinduism. He has no future outside of being 5 rupee RSS troll. You can find plenty of unemployed losers like him defecating on the streets of India.

      • i live in a beautiful house in danmark,faceing the sea-most of my friends are elite whites. i am a millionaire, and so is my family in usa, britain, sweden, switzerland.

        most danish towns have yoga centres- i read about bangladeshi police performing yoga

        why r you so angry- whats your profession-

        • Hahahahahaha You’re a delusional Hindu gutter rat day dreaming. A productive member of society wouldn’t be on here all day long trolling like a retard. You live in mud hut somewhere in northern India burning tires to keep yourself warm, defecating on the street.
          A bhangi with an internet connection. hahahaha

  3. BJP jaise nich lougo ko Nich politics…. jab hazaro mazdoore mar gaye ….. unn ke bachche Anaath ho gayee…. yeh haramkhor kaha mar gaye thea…

  4. When ‘Corona Virus’ mocked into ‘Communal virus’ the giant elephant is not big deal in today’s India’s main stream paid media.
    But the opposition Congress it not intelligent in combating the misinformation which specifically targeted Mallpuram district were Rahul Gandhi was elected.
    In the first issued a notification in Dec 2014,India’s environment ministry, headed by then minister Prakash Javadekar three wild animals animal is declared vermin —the nilgai, the wild boar, and the rhesus monkey allowed killing thousands of wild animals to apparently protect its farmers. Two other states, Maharashtra and Gujarat got permission to kill nilgais. Meanwhile, the western Indian state of Goa national bird ‘peacock’ declared vermin.
    If Bollywood star Salman Khan go to jail for killing antelope, why not Union Minister Javadekar face the same charges for killing nilgai, monkey, wild boar and peacock among which many of the worshiped by Indian’s consider different avatar of God?
    Let the Congress refresh BJP’s own cruelty of animals with their own language.
    Jai Hind

  5. You lost the argument when mentioned Rahul Khan Gandhi and the Congress. Didnt know this Javerker guy went out with a gun to kill any animals for pleasure


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