Interior Minister Narottam Mishra slams Hamid Ansari for ‘intolerant’ remarks
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): State Home Minister Narottam Mishra on Friday denounced former Vice President Hamid Ansari and said that ahead of elections in Uttar Pradesh, supporters of the “Tukde Tukde” gang were exposed.
His statement came in reaction to Ansari’s recent statement that there is an atmosphere of intolerance and insecurity for Muslims in the country that is extremely “unfortunate” and “condemnable”.
“The elections in Uttar Pradesh are approaching and the supporters of the Tukde Tukde gang are at risk,” Mishra told reporters in Bhopal.
“Hamid Ansari was twice appointed vice president by the country. In this way, by saying anti-national things on the global online platform, he showed his petty mentality,” he added.
“Mishra said that the Congress leaders, be it Kamal Nath calling Great India Badnaam Bharat. Be it Digvijay Singh, Salman Khurshid, Rashid Alvi. -national or defame the nation,” he added.
Mishra said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi says there is propaganda to defame the country. It is slowly and steadily coming before us.” Earlier, Ansari, while speaking to the Indian American Muslim Council program, reportedly said, “Hindu nationalism is a matter of concern. People are divided into religious lineages in the country. Controversy is created among people regarding the nationality.” Ansari had further stated, “It is mostly people of a particular religion who are incited. Intolerance is fueled and an atmosphere of insecurity is created in the country.” Meanwhile, Mishra informed that Madhya Pradesh has reported 7,763 cases in the past 24 hours, Narottam Mishra informed. The state reported 10,016 new recoveries, he added.
Current active cases in the state stand at 67,945, he added.
The daily positivity rate was 10.89%, while the recovery rate is 90.08%, he said.
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Posted: Friday, January 28, 2022, 6:04 PM IST