Akhilesh govt has no right to continue: Cong

The Congress’s attack on the SP government came on a day the CBI closed the disproportionate assets case against SP chief.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:September 21, 2013 3:50 am

Congress Friday drew a parallel between the 2002 post-Godhra riots in Gujarat and the Muzaffarnagar communal violence in Uttar Pradesh and said the Akhilesh Yadav government has “no right” to continue in office as it failed miserably to take preventive action. Congress,however,made it clear that it was not demanding imposition of President’s rule in the SP-ruled state.

“It is almost like revisiting the Gujarat riots once again. At a time when the country is in need of communal harmony and religious tolerance,the state government has failed miserably to take preventive action. Congress party strongly condemns this. The incidents… in Muzaffarnagar and adjoining areas reveal the total failure of the UP government. The state government has no right to continue in the light of these incidents which claimed 43 lives,injured scores of people,destroyed properties worth crores of rupees and left more than 50,000 people in relief camps,” Congress spokesperson P C Chacko said.

The Congress’s attack on the SP government came on a day the CBI closed the disproportionate assets case against SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav citing lack of evidence. The BJP called the attack a farce and said there was an understanding between Congress and SP.

“What a farce of a statement (from Congress). On the one hand they offer concession to Mulayam (in the DA case) and on the other they give a gentle rap on the knuckles of Akhilesh Yadav. The CBI filing the closure report clearly shows that there is some kind of understanding between Congress and SP,” BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said.

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