Exposing BJP’s Record on Communal Violence: Kapil Sibal Fires Back at Amit Shah

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Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal criticized Home Minister Amit Shah’s remarks on Monday, calling them “another jumla,” and highlighted the instances of communal violence under BJP rule at the Centre and in some states.

During a public meeting in Hisua, falling under Bihar’s Nawada district, Shah expressed his confidence in Prime Minister’s return to power in 2024 and the BJP’s formation of its own government in the 2025 assembly polls. He also mentioned the BJP’s commitment to dealing with rioters and claimed that riots don’t occur under their rule.

In response to Shah’s remarks, Sibal pointed out the NCRB data of 5415 communal riots reported between 2014-2020, with a significant number occurring in states under BJP rule. He also highlighted the recent communal violence in Haryana, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh.

Amid the communal violence in West Bengal and Bihar, Sibal urged for the 2024 general elections not to be a reason for further violence.

Sibal’s comments came after communal violence in Sasaram and Bihar Sharif during Ram Navami festivities.

Sibal, a former Union minister during the UPA 1 and 2 regimes, left the Congress last year and was elected to the Rajya Sabha as an independent member. He recently launched a non-electoral platform called “Insaaf” aimed at fighting injustice.

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