Nawada (Bihar), Oct 8: Finally ending his silence on the escalating communal tension in the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a scathing attack against communal forces attempting to divide the country on religious lines. Modi slammed the politicians who are attempting to make petty gains through the inciting the one community against another. However, in the entire rhetoric, he neither mentioned a word on the gruesome incident of Dadri, nor did he offer condolence to the family of deceased Mohammed Akhlaq.Also Read - General Bipin Rawat’s Cremation on Friday: Govt Plans to Appoint New CDS in Next 7-10 Days | Key Points

Reiterating President Pranab Mukherjee’s message of communal harmony, Modi said, “We should uphold President’s appeal of tolerance, peace and brotherhood. The country should stay united. We cannot be divided.” (ALSO READ:  Narendra Modi a sensitive person, seized of Dadri lynching incident: BJP) Also Read - A True Patriot, India Will Never Forget His Exceptional Service: PM Modi On Gen. Rawat's Demise

Attacking the fringe elements, who are attempting to gain benefits of the unfortunate incident of Dadri, the Prime Minister added, “It is time to shun those who are trying to polarize the society. Nation must defeat hatred. I urge everyone to fight communal politics. We must fight poverty, not each other.” Also Read - PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana: Only 1 Week Left For 10th Installment to be Released For Farmers. Check New Rules, Beneficiary Status

Samajwadi Party was quick to slam Modi for not condemning the incident in unequivocal manner, and instead delivering a speech on tolerance and plurality. “Why did he not criticise the actions of his own lawmakers and legislators who are making remarks off the board. BJP leaders like Yogi Adityanath, Sangeet Som, Sakhsi Maharaj are going on making provocative remarks,” said party spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia.