GUWAHATI, Oct 26 - Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has failed to send a strong message on keeping intact the unity of the people amidst their cultural diversity, against the backdrop of incidents of growing intolerance and hatred in the country.
In a statement, the Chief Minister said that the Prime Minister�s Maan Ki Baat radio programme yesterday did not articulate the strong resentment brewing in the country in the backdrop of incidents of violence laced with communal and casteist overtones.
�PM Modi�s Maan Ki Baat failed to send a strong message in the backdrop of volatile situation prevailing in the country with incidents of intolerance and hatred on the rise,� Gogoi said.
�There was no sense of urgency in PM Modi�s message, as he did not spell out the line of action to contain the inimical forces that threaten to bring about discord in diversity,� the Chief Minister asserted.
He also maintained that he failed to comprehend as to why the present dispensation at the Centre did not convene a meeting of the National Integration Council to discuss the volatile situation in the country and for adopting pragmatic and effective measures to tide over the situation.
�If it is not a proper time to call a meeting of the National Integration Council, then when will the time come?� he wondered.