New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party has taken cognizance of virulent attacked by Sangh Parivar on Vice President of India Mohammad Hamid Ansari. Coming out in support of Ansari, it lashed out at right wing groups for making irresponsible remarks against the Vice President. The party on Wednesday termed the demeaning remarks made by the right wing groups like the RSS and the VHP against the Vice President as a sad development for the democratic norms and the sacred constitutional framework of the country. It also heavily came down on the schedule meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and RSS.
Addressing media persons here, AAP leader Ashutosh said the comments made by the right-wing hardliners amounts to the mockery of the Constitution.
“The RSS and VHP have attempted to ridicule the constitution by attacking the Hon. Vice President of India. This is also worrying because top Union Ministers and ruling BJP leaders meet with RSS and its affiliates to take directions in running the politics of the country. This is direct interference of these hard-line groups in the political process and should be condemned by one and all.”
The Sangh Parviar attacked the Vice President for his speech at the Golden Jubilee Conference of the All India Muslim Majlis-e- Mushawarat on Monday in which he had suggested that the government should take affirmative action for addressing deprivation and discrimination problems confronting the Muslim Community. During his speech, he invoked official reports regarding the state of the community and urged the government to develop appropriate instruments for corrective measures at policy and implementation levels.
Fumed by Ansari’s plain-speaking, BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya said he (VP) transgressed his “constitutional limits”. While VHP said it “condemns this rank communal statement”.
Ashutosh reminded that it is responsibility of the Prime Minister who is the elected leader of the country to ensure that the Vice President does not have to face the vitriol from BJP, RSS and its affiliates.
It is to be recalled that similar attacks were mounted on Hamid Ansari on the occasions of World Yoga Day and Republic Day by the right wing elements directly as well as through the social media.
“Either the Prime Minister should rein in such elements who openly attack the constitutional posts of the country or come clear and declare his inability to control these radical elements whose ambitions are to hijack the secular fabric and democratic sanctity of the country”, he said.
Besides, AAP leader also raised objection over the much touted meeting between the PM and RSS saying the government is only accountable to the Parliament not to any individual or group.
“The meeting between Narendra Modi government and RSS is highly questionable. The government is accountable and answerable only to the public. Such a deliberation is a mockery of the constitutional arrangements and parliamentary democracy,” said Ashutosh.
He recalled that RSS was permitted to function as an organization by the first home minister Sardar Vallabhbai Patel under certain conditions. One of them being it will not interfere in the mainstream politics. However, it is now openly interfering in the government affairs since the new government came to power at the Center last year.