Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, July 16, came down heavily on cow vigilantes who project themselves as self-styled cow protecters. "People are trying to give it a political and communal colour, but it is not in favour of the country", he added. According to AnanthKumar PM Modi also said that "There is a law on cow protection in the country".
Opposition leaders who attended the meeting with the PM were Congress' Ghulam Nabi Azad, NCP's Sharad Pawar, CPM's Sitaram Yechury, SP's Mulayam Singh Yadav and CPI's D Raja. Law and order is a state subject. Also, the Parliament session saw a great deal of dignity given to all the members and no such chaos was said to have occurred that day, which is again on a plus scenario for a better sophistication that is getting established in Indian Politics, quite gradually.
Talking about Monday's voting for electing India's 14th president, Kumar said that Modi urged MPs of all parties to exercise their right to vote. "This is affecting the image of the nation", he said. He said, his party also wants discussion on internal and external issues including cow vigilantism, flood problem and Kashmir issue.
Attacks on people accused of beef eating or slaughtering cows have raised concerns as the targets of such violence have been minorities and Dalits.
Officials further said that they will probe the matter further.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar told reporters after the meeting that Modi also noted that the 75th anniversary of the Quit India Movement falls on August 9 and all parties should celebrate it.
'Communal violence in the name of cow' can't be tolerated: PM Modi
Modi also thanked everyone for the implementation of the GST, calling it a "shining example of co-operative federalism".
The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Government had convened for an all-party meeting to seek the Opposition's support for the smooth conduct of proceedings in both the Houses.
"The Prime Minister in one voice with the leaders of all parties also asserted that all political parties stand united to ensure the nation's safety and security, after such concerns were raised by many leaders on recent developments", he said.
The all-party meet was held at Parliament House.
Modi's comments at an all party meeting came at a time when investigating agencies were probing graft allegations against leaders of the Trinamool Congress and RJD. TMC had announced to boycott the meeting, amid recriminations between it and the BJP over recent violence in West Bengal.
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