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.

MUST READ: Express investigation on communal riots in Uttar Pradesh

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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                    Ashok Sridharan
                    Aug 12, 2014 at 8:55 am
                    Pathetic stuff from Mrs. hi. Maintenance of law and order is the responsibility of the state government, not the central government in Delhi. Even if the BJP has been stirring the communal pot, what have the state governments being doing? Worse still, Maharashtra happens to be governed by her own party!
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                      Bharatvasi
                      Aug 12, 2014 at 12:08 pm
                      I pray to God , our should be more sensible and truthful, Congress in last 60 yrs devised India on basis of Language, vote bank, cast , religion ,getting bangala Deshis for cheap votes . They now have cheeks to preach. What damage congress has done is irrevocable .Given away Haji peer to stan , never claimed POK . Destro our basic political democratic set up , weakened our defense by not taking decisions on procurements, not punishing bribe takers, letting fodder eater get away , coal mines having been allotted never produced coal thus creating power shortage , helping middle men to import coal , destroying economy. What a farce Madam jee is creating now ?
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                        Brijkhanna
                        Aug 12, 2014 at 11:07 am
                        There is an old Hindi saying " KHISIANI BILLI KHHAMBA NOCHEY" So are the statements from Yuvraj and Erstwhile "Maharani" of Congress. Why cannot they condemn States Governments because LAW and ORDER is State subject. After some time you shall hear their complaints for drought if any, Floods due excess rains and rising graph of rapes in UP and Bihar: ALL DUE TO MODI SARKAR. : JAI HO JAI HOfor depressed Congress Leadership and their cadre.Ab toh inn ko Mahroom K.L. Sehgal ka yeh gana iss tarah se gaana chaihyeAB JEE KER KYA KAREIN GEY, JAB SARKAR HI CHALLI I.
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                          Chinmay
                          Aug 12, 2014 at 11:34 am
                          @sonia (hi)u, please see the response to this article and judge your worth, IT IS ZERO . Pl stop bul ting and start working or return to ITALY
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                            Chinmay
                            Aug 12, 2014 at 8:07 am
                            You and Mulayam have applied Malam on all Indians to burn their feelings like our Doctors giving wrong medicine to accommodate Bribes. Please return to Italy and Enjoy ur Pizza Pasta Made out Indian's efforts .
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                              Indian
                              Aug 12, 2014 at 7:56 am
                              It looks like she hasn't learned her lesson from the last embly election. Still playing the same tune that won her 44 seats and if continued Congress might down to 14 seats. Probably that is what she wants so that she could move to Italy with her family with all the loot from last decade.
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                                ithin
                                Aug 13, 2014 at 9:32 pm
                                poor sonia was mentioning riots in Gaza and Iraq.
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                                  SSK
                                  Aug 12, 2014 at 11:33 am
                                  Dear Madam ji find some new way to get on to track dont use old styles, every Indians know your congress party and its great work................
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                                    Ajith Kumar
                                    Aug 14, 2014 at 2:38 pm
                                    THIS SHOWS THE congress pRESIDENT HAS NOT READ THE WRITING ON THE WALL and continuing to think and propagating same appeat and vote bank politicswhich failed the party as well as the fake secularists over and over when the YOUTH inIndia NEEDS JOBS and Opportunities which the Congress could not do over several decades
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                                      KnowYourSwamy
                                      Aug 14, 2014 at 3:31 am
                                      And out of 63, Sangh Parivar's suspected role was in 60 riots.
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                                        Luhar Luhar
                                        Aug 14, 2014 at 11:52 am
                                        Aha...and why may that be? You think Indian MSM would let go a chance to slander Gujarat if a riot broke out? And how is that all cong-ruled/supported states see riots and not BJP-ruled ones?
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                                          k.madhukar
                                          Aug 13, 2014 at 8:45 am
                                          Now there is no divide and rule. Congress is desperate to retain or get Muslim votes and there fore issues statements berating BJP hoping that it would appeal to Muslim consciousness.They know no other way to appeal to Muslims who are now matured voters.Pathetic situation.let us sit back and enjoy.Has any body noticed,Manish Tewari now days shows his teeth in tooth paste ad style on TV debates when he is at loss how to defend the dynasty and the party.
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                                            shahid
                                            Aug 12, 2014 at 12:16 pm
                                            Sonia/Rahul Baba say that riots are engineered. That means they know who engineered them. Being a state subject why do not they ask their CMs or Ally CMs to arrest those who engineered them. Otherwise this divide and rule formula will not work anymore. They have no other issue to speak. How can Modiji be blamed for the state subject actions of Congress governments. All rubbish and foolish rhetoric. Congress is creating an atmosphere of Communal violence.
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