Replying to a question on political violence, PM Narendra Modi strongly condemned any such act. He said, “The government does not tolerate any form of violence, be it by any party. We are committed to ensure justice to everyone.”
Speaking about the political violence in several states, he said, “BJP has suffered a lot. In West Bengal, BJP is not even allowed to exercise its democratic rights. During elections, the way our workers are killed, it does not reflect well on democracy. In Kerala, our workers are killed day in and day out. In Karnataka, so many of our workers have been killed that we can't even fathom. Our workers have been killed in Tamil Nadu. In Assam, our workers have been killed. In Jammu and Kashmir, our workers are being killed.”
He said that the question was not whether BJP workers were being killed or not, but political violence was not good for our democracy and all political parties should think about it. “Political parties should train their cadres how to behave in a democracy”, PM Modi added.