December 9, 2015
Trinamool against vindictive politics
Trinamool Congress has always protested against the politics of vindictiveness. Trinamool Chairperson has raised her voice time and again against the vindictive politics practiced by the Centre and the BJP.
On Tuesday, Leader of the party in Lok Sabha, Sudip Bandopadhyay said in Lok Sabha, “For Parliament to function, vindictive attitude of the government towards Opposition must stop. We must ensure Opposition is not targeted by the government. We are united in this stand.”
On Wednesday, Leader of the party in Rajya Sabha, Derek O’Brien said in the House: “We all know our responsibilities. We all want the House to run. But when there is open political vendetta, what do we do. We are against politics of vindictiveness.”
A similar case of political vindictiveness has been reported to the Union Home Minister by Trinamool’s Rajya Sabha MP Nadimul Haque, which concerns his father.
On December 3, 2015, at midnight, few police officers had visited the residence of Shri M W Haque, who is 81 years old and is the Chief Editor of Akbar-e-Mashrique, an Urdu daily newspaper, at Lalitnagar in Delhi.
He was forced to accompany the police officers to the Shakarpur PS where he was unnecessarily and disrespectfully questioned regarding the publishing of news on Akbar-e-Mashrique. The news in question, supplied by the agency, INS India, is about a thug named Kamalesh Tewari who posed as a member of the Hindu Mahasabha and had been arrested by police in Naka for hurting religious sentiments.
The SHO and his subordinate officers of Sakharpur Police Station needlessly harassed and created mental disturbance of Sh. MW Haque.
The incident is yet another instance of the intolerance of BJP. If an 81-year old Chief Editor of an Urdu daily can be hauled up at midnight for publishing an agency-news, that too about a Hindu radical criminal being sent to jail for his offences, it is for sure that the protectors of law and order in the country are being backed by vindictive politics.