Senior Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Monday questioned the “silence” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Hathras incident, and said he should coin a new slogan ‘shut up India, hush up India’ instead of ‘Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Viswas’ as “his hypocrisy has been exposed”. Chowdhury, the Leader of the Congress party in Lok Sabha, wondered why the prime minister is silent on the killing and alleged gang-rape of a young woman in Hathras in Uttar Pradesh when he is “vocal on every issue from local to global”.
“Modi Ji used to remain vocal in each and every issue from Local to Global but still remains mute on the heart-wrenching incident of Hathras, What is happened to u (you)Modi Ji? Where is your “Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikash Sabka Viswash?” Hypocracy (hypocrisy) has been exposed after Hathras,” Chowdhury wrote on Twitter. The West Bengal Congress president also said, “Modi Ji better a new slogan “Shut up India, Hush up India” be coined.
Last week, the prime minister had spoken to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and sought strict action against the accused in the Hathras gang-rape case. Meanwhile, West Bengal Congress unit on Monday staged a sit-in in front of the party’s state headquarters in protest against the incident, which has triggered a nation-wide outrage.
The 19-year-old woman was attacked and allegedly raped by four men in Hathras on September 14. She was referred to the Safdarjung hospital in Delhi with spinal cord injuries, paralysis and cuts in her tongue. She died around 3 am on Tuesday last week. Her “forceful” cremation at an ungodly hour by police also drew criticism from the opposition.