New Delhi: The Kamal Nath government in Madhya Pradesh has faced much flak for invoking the stringent National Security Act (NSA) in a cow slaughter case but the Congress government now has an “ally” — in the Modi government.
Union minister of state for Human Resource Development Satya Pal Singh told ThePrint that the decision showed that the Congress was finally mending its ways. “They (Congress) attacked the BJP for going strict on cow slaughter cases but I am glad they recognise the need of the country,” he said, adding that the “Congress’ double standards on cow slaughter should not be forgotten”.
Singh further said that he believes that the cow is the purest creature in the world and has been the pride of Indians for years.
He, however, took a dig at the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath calling him a Subah Ka bhoola (somebody who lost his way). “Subah ka bhoola agar shaam ko ghar aa jaye to usse bhoola nahi kehte (If someone who lost his way in the morning returns in the evening then he’s not lost),” Singh said.
Last week, the MP police had invoked NSA, which allows prolonged preventive detention, against three Muslim men after arresting them on charges of cow slaughter in the communally sensitive Khandwa town.
New education almost ready
On the Modi government’s failure to bring in a new education policy, touted as a replacement to the ‘Macaulay system propagated by the Congress’, Singh said that reports on the policy are almost ready. “UNESCO had stated that the education system must be rooted in culture and also oriented towards the culture. But the Congress calls it saffronisation,” the minister said. “We pray to the sun, our saints wear saffron. They use saffron in the negative sense, which is definitely an insult to our culture.”
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