New Delhi: Coming under fire from opposition members for his hate speeches during Delhi Assembly Polls, Union Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur on Sunday said stringent action will be taken against people who were involved in the communal violence that broke out in Northeast Delhi last week. Also Read - 'How Can Anurag Thakur Still Hold Office,' Hits Out Mamata Banerjee After His 'Goli Maaro' Remark
The Union Minister said this while addressing a press conference soon after meeting with stakeholders from various trades and industries during an interactive session organised by the Income Tax department. Also Read - Anurag Thakur Stirs Row, Says ‘Shaheen Bagh Will be Cleared Out After BJP Comes to Power in Delhi’
“Strict action should be taken against those involved in Delhi violence. The strength of our country is that people of various faiths coexist and live in unity contributing towards nation-building,” Thakur said. He also added that police personnel are doing their job and the culprits will be booked at the right time. Also Read - Union Budget 2020: Anurag Thakur Shares Cover of a Rare Book | See Post
Talking about his own controversial hate speeches during Delhi polls, Thakur said there is lack of information in the media regarding the way things are being projected.
Avoiding media queries on his hate speech, Thakur talked about the Indian economy and said the country should move forward and his ministry has taken big steps on the economy and will do so in future too.
“From Monday, the Parliament session will begin, questions are raised there also from economy to various other issues and on that platform (in parliament), answers will be given on various matters,” he added.
However, he declined to further speak on his hate speech and said the matter is sub-judice. “You (media) should have full facts (about his alleged hate speech). Half-baked information can be dangerous,” he added.
In the wake of the violence related to the CAA, the Delhi High Court had recently expressed anguish over the Delhi Police’s failure to register FIRs against three BJP leaders over their alleged hate speeches. The court has already asked the Delhi Police to take a conscious decision on the matter and file FIR against the BJP leaders.
Reacting strongly to the alleged hate speeches of BJP leaders, the Congress, however, has decided to raise the issue of the communal riots in Delhi during the second part of the budget session of parliament starting on Monday. The Congress will once again also demand the resignation of Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s resignation over alleged police lapses in curbing the violence in Northeast Delhi.