By Muslim Mirror Staff
Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, on Wednesday, lashed out at the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), accusing them of staying silent on pressing issues such as inflation and unemployment while focusing on divisive topics like “Hindu-Muslim” dynamics. Singh’s remarks came in response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s earlier allegations against the Congress party over its alleged stance of ‘jitni abadi, utna haq’ (rights proportionate to population), insinuating that the party was against minorities and south India.
In a press statement, Singh dismissed the Prime Minister’s remarks as mere “election stunts,” emphasizing the need to address the core issues that the country faces. He criticized the BJP’s focus on religious polarization and urged them to concentrate on solving economic challenges, especially the rising inflation and unemployment rates.
“The ruling BJP remains silent on the basic problems like inflation and unemployment and it wants to talk only about Hindu-Muslim,” Singh alleged while speaking to reporters.
Singh also aimed his comments at Prime Minister Modi and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, suggesting that they have recently started showing an interest in the Muslim community and even visited mosques. He challenged the BJP leadership to translate their expressions of sympathy into concrete actions by providing relief to victims of injustice and atrocities within the minority community.
“If you have sympathy for Muslims, you should provide relief to the victims of injustice and atrocities from the minority community,” Singh stressed. He further urged Modi and Bhagwat to visit Manipur, currently dealing with a severe crisis, and take meaningful steps to aid the affected population.
Singh went on to address recent events, specifically the raids conducted on the news portal NewsClick and the residence of Aam Aadmi Party MP Sanjay Singh, attributing these actions to what he described as “fallout of animosity.”
Taking a dig at BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, who is contesting from the Indore-1 segment in the upcoming Madhya Pradesh elections, Singh remarked, “Vijayvargiya is worried these days because at this age he is being forced to contest elections, while the candidature of his son (current BJP MLA Akash Vijayvargiya) has been dropped.”