Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Sunday condemned the communal clashes in Muzaffarnagar as he blamed the Akhilesh-led Samajwadi Party government for failing to control the violence.
The Congress leader took to micro-blogging site Twitter to criticise the Samajwadi Party as he compared the Akhilesh government with BSP’s. “SP government’s track record in this tenure is bad. Haven’t been able to control communal forces in UP. Even BSP’s was better,” he wrote.
Condemning the communal violence,Digvijay also appealed for peace and communal harmony in the district. “Condemn communal violence in Muzaffarnagar,pay homage to the journalist and those killed. All non-BJP ruled States have to be more careful…I appeal to all in Muzaffarnagar and other areas in Western UP to bring peace and communal harmony to fight communal forces,” he said.
At least 12 people,including a TV channel journalist,have been killed and 34 injured as fresh violence between members of two communities erupted in Muzaffarnagar on Saturday,after which indefinite curfew was imposed and the army deployed to help maintain law and order.
Curfew remained in force in Civil Lines,Kotwali and Nai Mandi areas of the district with Army carrying out a flag march in the troubled areas. Five companies of PAC and as many of RAF and police have also been deployed.
(With PTI inputs)