Riots have been deliberately created, increased after Modi government came to power: Sonia Gandhi

Sonia alleged that incidents of communal clashes increased during the tenure of Modi government.

By: Express News Service Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: August 12, 2014 2:06 pm
Sonia alleged that incidents of communal clashes increased during the tenure of Modi government. Sonia alleged that incidents of communal clashes increased during the tenure of Modi government.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Centre for the recent spurt in the incidents of communal cases in Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.

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.

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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”.

In a four-part series published this week, The Indian Express reported that in the 10 weeks following the election results of May 16,  UP Police recorded 605 low-key communal “incidents”, two-thirds of which occurred in or around 12 assembly constituencies in which byelections are due before mid-November.

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    Azad Murtad
    Aug 12, 2014 at 9:33 am
    Syncronized outrage ,first from print media, then live media and now their Madam!Desperate to communalise India!
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    Anonymous
    Aug 12, 2014 at 8:08 am
    The Royal family has spoken.
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    INDIA FIRST
    Aug 12, 2014 at 11:41 am
    I AGREE WITH MRS SONIA HI. SHE IS RIGHT THAT THESE RIOTS ARE DELIBERATELY CREATED. FIRST TIME I SEE HER SAYING THE TRUTH THAT SINCE MR MODI HAS COME TO POWER ANTI INDIA, ANTI BJP AND ANTI MODI MISCREANTS HAVE DELIBERATELY CREATED THESE RIOTS. INDIAN PUBLIC IS INTELLIGENT AND DO UNDERSTAND WHO IS CREATING IT AND WANTS TO BLAME TO MR MODI GOVERNMENT AND BJP. I DO NOT THINK MODI GOVERNMENT IS AS FOOL TO CREATE THESE KINDS OF RIOTS. SO IMAGINE WHO IS DOING IT. I LEAVE IT TO EVERY BODY'S JUDGEMENT.
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    INDIA FIRST
    Aug 12, 2014 at 11:47 am
    SONIAJI THANKS TO INFORM THE TRUTH TO THE NATION. NOW PLEASE ASK YOUR PEOPLE TO STOP IT.
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    Sairam Kannaian
    Aug 12, 2014 at 8:11 am
    she has absolutely no moral authority on religion or on Indian society. She belongs to a religion which has a track record unparalleled to criminal organisation. There are thousands of kids, innocent men and women are abused around the world in the name of religion and those culprits are protected with in this organisation. Innocent Indian poor kids are kidnapped in the name of adoption and sold in the western societies for ual purposes. She uses our national iconic name to control and manite poor and ignorant people by way of vote bank for the pure personal and family gain. Who is she to talk about a elected government. It is time for decent and educated congress leaders join together and revolt against this tyrant and throw her and her family out of party. Let her start new party and work her way through and establish herself like any of us before we take her seriously. Until then just ignore her and her family and let us get on nation building exercise.
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    amtc
    Aug 12, 2014 at 11:22 am
    WHY ONLY different christian journalists are writing about these riots in UP?
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    KRISHNASWAMY VENKATASUBRAMANIA
    Aug 14, 2014 at 1:11 pm
    madam is feeling restless at home since she is not able to preside over fresh scams
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    Indian
    Aug 12, 2014 at 9:42 am
    This coward act of divide and rule policy and Corruption was the result of the election loss of INC. Why don't you learn from that lesson.
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