02, Nov 2015
NEW DELHI, November 2, 2015
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday called the Dadri lynching a stray incident and said that though the Congress and Left thinkers and activists were projecting India as an intolerant society, the truth was otherwise.
Mr. Jaitley said it was incumbent upon every well-wisher of India, including the present government, to ensure that none of his actions or statements played into the hands of those who wanted to obstruct India’s growth.
He made the remarks in a Facebook post titled Ease of Doing Business. The post follows a report from Moody’s Analytics that warned Prime Minister Narendra Modi that unless he reined in BJP members, India risked losing domestic and global credibility. The report expressed concern at what it called the belligerent provocation of minorities, which raised “ethnic tensions.”
Without naming Moody’s Analytics, Mr. Jaitley sought to allay such concerns. The Dadri lynching, he said, was both unfortunate and condemnable and the guilty would be punished.