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Prez must drop Jayant Sinha, Giriraj Singh from cabinet: CPI

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The (CPI) today urged to drop Union ministers and from the cabinet, alleging that they acted against the spirit of Constitution by challenging the dictates of

In a statement, the accused the ministers of supporting those accused of lynching.

for Civil Aviation stoked a controversy after he felicitated eight convicts in the Ramgarh lynching case when they came out of prison on bail last week.

While, for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises paid a visit in jail to those accused of inciting communal violence.

"must drop and from Union Cabinet, who were not only violating the solemn oath, but also challenging the dictates of the highest court of the country, the CPI said.

The party pointed out that the in its verdict had expressed its strong resentment on mass lynching by so-called cow vigilantes and categorically ordered the central and state governments to stop such inhuman and barbaric acts.

The also alleged that these acts of the ministers were meant to "communalise" the social fabric of the country ahead of the upcoming Madhya Pradesh, and assembly elections as well as the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

It accused the RSS-BJP and its "satellite" organisations of spreading "unfounded rumours" which ignited operations like lynching.

The recent incidents in Tripura, Jharkhand, and have resulted in a deep sense of fear among the Muslim minorities and all believers of Indian Constitution and democratic norms, the statement added.

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 21:10 IST