Yashwant Sinha says he doesn’t approve of Jayant Sinha garlanding men convicted of lynching a meat trader
Former union minister Yashwant Sinha today disapproved his son Jayant Sinha felicitating seven men convicted for killing a meat trader in the name of cow protection. Responding to demands on social media that he should spell out his stand on his son’s move, Mr Sinha spoke his mind but predicted that his tweet was going to lead to “further abuse”.
“I do not approve of my son’s action,” he tweeted, recalling how people on social media would call him a nalayak (ill-intentioned) father of a layak (worthy) son.
“Now the roles are reversed. That is Twitter,” he said, a reference to the sharp reaction on social media about his son, the minister of state in the central government, garlanding the men released on bail convicted of murdering a meat trader Alimuddin Ansari, accused of carrying beef in his car.
The 55-year-old trader was dragged out of his car in June last year and beaten to death in Jharkhand’s Ramgarh by a mob that accused him of carrying beef. Eleven people, including a local BJP leader were convicted for murder by a fast track court in March this year.
Many praised him for speaking his mind even if it meant taking a stand against his son. But he was also attacked.
Yashwant Sinha tweeted again. “There you are. Exactly as I had predicted. You can never win”.