Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stressed on the need for peace, harmony and unity in society saying it is a prerequisite for the country’s development .
Speaking at the Bharatiya Janata Party parliamentary party meet, Modi asked the party MPs to take lead in ensuring peace and harmony in the country.
He said political interests are “supreme” for some parties but for the BJP, “national interest is above everything”.
Modi’s comments come against the backdrop of communal violence in Delhi which claimed 47 lives so far. The toll rose after one more body was brought to the Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital here on Monday.
This is in addition to the four bodies that were brought to the hospital on Sunday evening. Four bodies were brought from Gokulpuri and one from the Karawal Nagar.
“Four bodies were brought to our hospital yesterday evening. An autopsy will be conducted today,” Dr Meenakshi Bharadwaj, Medical Superintendent, Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital had earlier said.
Till now 38 deaths have been reported from Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital, 3 from Lok Nayak Hospital, one from Jag Parvesh Chander Hospital and five from Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.
Two Special Investigation Teams (SITs) have been constituted under the Crime Branch, Delhi Police, to investigate the violence.