Sonia blames BJP government for spurt in communal riots in UP, other states
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on
Tuesday blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at Centre for the
recent spurt in the incidents of communal cases in Uttar Pradesh and
Addressing a meeting of the office-bearers of the
Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee, Gandhi alleged that “all these incidents
were being deliberately created to divide society on religious line.”
According to the Congress president, communal
incidents had increased after the BJP government came into power. She further
hit out at the NDA government over India’s stand on the Gaza issue. “The BJP
government has betrayed India’s long tradition of solidarity with the people of
Palestine.” she said.
This comes days after Congress vice president Rahul
Gandhi told The Indian Express that the communal riots in Uttar Pradesh were
engineered, calling it part of a deliberate strategy to “divide the poor”.