Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal called the Alwar lynching a conspiracy against Prime Minister Narendra Modi government ahead of 2019 general elections. Meghawal refusing to comment on the rising incidences of lynching referred to killing of Sikhs during anti-Sikh riots in 1984.
On the Alwar lynching incident, Ram Meghwal, said, " We condemn mob lynching but this isn't a single incident. You have to trace this back in history. Why does this happen? Who should stop this? What happened with Sikhs in 1984 was the biggest mob lynching of this nation's history."
Meghwal stated that lynching is a conspiracy like 'Award Wapsi', 'mob lynching' ahead of elections.
"The more popular Modiji becomes, the more such incidents will happen. In Bihar election it was 'Award Wapsi',UP election it was mob lynching. In 2019 elections it'll be something else. Modi ji ne yojnaein di aur uska asar dikh raha hai ye uska ek reaction hai, " said the minister.
Days after the Supreme Court asked Centre to consider framing a new law on lynching, a man was lynched on suspicion of cow smuggling in Rajasthan's Alwar on Saturday. Akbar Khan, a resident of Kolgaon in Haryana, and another man were taking two cows to their village through a forest area near Lalawandi village in Alwar district last night when a group of people severely thrashed Khan.