Lok Sabha

August 5, 2014

Sudip Bandhyopadhyay speaks on communal harmony | Transcript

India stands on the principles of communal harmony, secularism and national integrity; we must respect all religions. Recently some evil forces are trying to create communal tensions in different part of the country which is alarming.

A new government has come into power. Government of India, according to me, should remain alert, should remain cautious and vigilant to prevent communal tension. Otherwise safety and security of the common people of the country and the secular fabric of this vast country will be under threat.

The Government should rise to the occasion and assure the House. Madam, we saw yesterday that hon. Prime Minister went and offered Puja in Nepal with 2400 kg of ghee. We are happy to see that… we appreciate that… Madam, I appreciate the steps taken by the hon. Prime Minister but it was equally expected that Prime Minister should communicate ‘Eid Mubarak’ also to the other people.

This was the common sentimental feeling of the country across all the castes, creed and all sections of the people. We offer puja greetings at the time of ‘Vijay Dashami’ and wish ‘Eid Mubarak’ at the time of Eid. Why should there be a difference? Let us all unite together.