11 Jun, 2015
The trend of asking people opposed to the politics of the NDA to leave India was probably kicked off by senior BJP leader Giriraj Singh in April last year. He had blatantly asked people “opposed to Modi” to go to Pakistan since they would have no place in India.
Last month, minister of state for minority affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi asked those who want to eat beef to leave India and go to Pakistan.
Naqvi’s comment was an attempt to defend a beef ban in BJP-ruled states such as Maharashtra and Haryana. Beef, for many, was a staple food available at cheap prices. For many, these comments reflect how vehemently the BJP-led government is pursuing the agenda of the Hindu right-wing.