New Delhi, June 5: Noted columnist and staunch supporter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Tavleen Singh demanded action against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yogi Adityanath for his provocative comments against the family members of Dadri lynching victim Muhammad Akhlaq. In her column for The Indian Express, Tavleen went ahead to say that Adityanath is either sick or mad.Also Read - CBSE Class 12 Board Exams 2021: Board Acknowledges Error in Sociology Paper on 'Gujarat Violence', to Take Action Against Paper Setters
“The awful Swami Adityanath is demanding arrest of Akhlaq’s family members on charges of slaughtering a cow. Is he sick or mad?” Tavleen said. She further slammed the Hindutva brigade for justifying the murder of man on mere charges of eating beef. “Voices in BJP are concentrating to punish dead man’s family,” she further added in her column. Also Read - Punjab Assembly Polls: Akali Dal's Manjinder Singh Sirsa Joins BJP In Presence of Union Ministers
Tavleen warned PM Modi of severe backlash from the investor community if the “Hindutva fanatics” are not controlled. “Who will Make in India when you could be killed for eating a steak?” (ALSO READ: Dadri meat report: Akhlaq’s family should be punished for possessing beef, demands Yogi Adityanath) Also Read - Kolkata Municipal Polls: BJP Announces List of Candidates For Civic Elections in Kolkata
Tavleen, a veteran journalist, is known for her inclination towards the vikaas model of Modi. She urged the Prime Minister through her piece to act against the fringe elements, who are hijacking his agenda of development and replacing it with far-right barbarism.
Mentioning the murder of five Muslim cattle traders by Gau Raksha goons in the past one year, she made an appeal to Modi, saying, “If Prime Minister wants India to awaken to a nayi subah (fresh dawn), he has to go out of his way and act against the beef murderers.”
The Dadri lynching controversy came back to limelight after the Mathura forensic lab report confirmed that the meat seized from Akhlaq home by the police on September 28 belonged to cow’s progeny. The report is in contradiction to the one submitted earlier by Dadri’s veterinary department., which claimed that it belonged to goat progeny.