Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Congress leader Shakeel Ahmad on Thursday hit out at Bharatiya Janata Party`s prime ministerial aspirant Narendra Modi, citing a report which says hate speeches triggered recent violence in Baksa in Assam.
On microblogging website Twitter, Ahmad said:
A team of Centre for Policy Analysis says Modi's inflammatory speeches were responsible for the killing of more than 40 people in Assam.
— Shakeel Ahmad (@Ahmad_Shakeel) May 15, 2014
Ahmad`s comment came a day after the Centre for Policy Analysis released a report, which blamed “hate speeches” by leaders for igniting up ethnic tensions in Assam.
“On April 30, six days after the polling, Pramila Rani Brahma, an MLA from the ruling Bodoland Political Front party, made a statement that the BPF would find it hard to win these Lok Sabha elections as Muslims of the Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Districts (BTAD) had not voted for its candidate. She has, however, denied this,” says the report.
The report also points out an election speech by Modi in Dhemaji, in which the Gujarat Chief Minister had said that there is a conspiracy to kill rhinos to make way for Bangladeshi settlers.
A faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) militants had attacked civilians in Baksa and Kokrajhar districts in Bodoland Territorial Areas Districts (BTAD) of Assam earlier this month.