Prime Minister is of the nation, not the BJP: Punjab & Haryana HC
Chandigarh: The Prime Minister is of the nation and not the BJP, the Punjab and Haryana High Court remarked on Saturday during a special hearing held in the wake of the riots that engulfed the two states on Friday. The court termed the Centre’s response to the violence as “only a knee-jerk reaction.” The three-member bench asked, “Why do you (the Centre) treat the region as colonies? National integrity is above parties. Are we one nation or a party nation? He is the Prime Minister of not the BJP but of India. Is Haryana not a part of India? Why are Punjab and Haryana treated like stepchildren?” in response to Additional Solicitor General Satya Pal Jain’s argument that such violence had also happened in states ruled by other political parties.