Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb on Monday made a controversial statement by stating that mob lynching came into being in India only because of the influence of Communists and Pakistan.
Deb said that lynch mobs are not a part of the indigenous Indian culture. He said that mob lynching is an international conspiracy.
Deb compared mob lynching to the way the Congress Party has taken up the Rafale fighter plane issue. He also demanded an apology from Congress President for making false allegations on the Rafale deal.
Deb said, “The Supreme Court has given its clarification (on the Rafale deal) and still Rahul Gandhi finds fault… I see an international conspiracy in the entire episode. The nation gets no benefit (in questioning the Rafale deal) so why is Gandhi speaking ill about the nation, when that’s the job of Pakistan?”
Deb also went on to take a dig at the Communists, from whom the BJP wrested control of Tripura earlier, reports Hindustan Times.
He said “India follows the culture of Atithi Devo Bhava and mob lynching never happened in India. Where a mob kills a person out of anger, that is done by Maoists. That is an outside practice. It is a Communist practice”.
Deb also said that he had seen on a Pakistan –based website that mob lynching began in Pakistan.