Leader of the Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) Upendra Kushwaha has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to curb “right wing extremism” in the country.
Expressing his concern over the rising hate crime and mob lynching, Kushwaha who fought Lok Sabha election along with Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) as part of mahagathbandhan asked the prime minister to take immediate step in this regard.
“Mob asks Muslims to chant Jai Shri Ram and then thrash them. Modi government should take steps to ensure safety and security of each person living in the country,” said Kushwaha, adding “right wing extremists are destroying the assurances made by Modi himself.”
Referring to Modi’s much touted victory-speech, Kushwaha said that confidence in people does not emanate from mere words.
“Merely saying Sabka Sath, Sabka Vishwas is not enough. To generate confidence among people, the government should take concrete steps,” added Kushwaha.
Questioning Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s silence over the killing of Muslims, Kushwaha said the ruling party should come down hard on these elements.
Kushwaha’s party contested from five Lok Sabha seats in 2019 Lok Sabha elections but failed to open their account.
He contested from Karakat and Ujiarpur Lok Sabha constituencies but lost both the seats to NDA candidates.
Kushwaha contested 2014 Lok Sabha elections as part of NDA and went on to become a part of Modi’s first cabinet. He served as the Minister of State for HRD.
In December 2018, four months before the general election, he resigned from the ministry and left NDA. He accused Modi of not fulfilling his poll promises made to Bihar.