The Congress today staged a walkout from the Lok Sabha in protest against Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s statement on mob lynching incidents. Explaining the reason for the walkout, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said “The Home Minister’s statement in the Lok Sabha on mob lynching was not satisfactory at all, that is why we staged a walkout from the house. This is not a game of ping-pong that states and Centre keep shifting responsibilities.”
Addressing the Lower House, Home Minister Rajanth Singh on Thursday condemned the mob lynching incidents in the country. Blaming fake news and false information on social media, Singh put the onus of maintaining law and order on the state governments. He also added that the Centre has requested social media operators to install checks in their system to curb the issue.