Updated: January 29, 2015 8:48:19 pm
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi Thursday accused BJP of inciting riots in poll-bound states and said not a single such incident had happened in the national capital during his party’s 15-year rule.
In an election rally at Seelampur area, he referred to recent “riots” in East Delhi’s Trilokpuri and said no one from other parties except Congress workers helped affected people.
“We were in power in Delhi for 15 years but not a single incident of riot took place. Wherever elections are due, BJP’s people incite riots. Riots were triggered in Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Maharashtra wherever elections took place,” he said.
Promising to restore communal harmony if Congress comes to power in Delhi, Gandhi said, “When riots took place in Trilokpuri, you didn’t see (Arvind) Kejriwal or anybody else. There were people from Congress who helped the victims.”
The Congress Vice President also accused the BJP of trying sow seeds of division among various communities.
“The thinking of BJP is that only 4-5 industrialists should be able to dream in the country and for this they have a simple strategy to divide.
“Divide the poor, divide Muslims and Hindus, get them fighting. When people fight, when they are angry they take a turn towards it. This is their strategy, this is their strategy in every state,” he said.
“You need to understand one thing, here everybody is like a family, here we have no enmity among us. People here have love, unity and harmony among themselves but they are made to fight. This is being done so that 4-5 industrialists get all the benefits and the poor is left out,” he said.
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