Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Sunday hit back at Opposition over their relentless attack on his government over the Hathras incident, saying they are “indulging in newer conspiracies” to trigger riots and hamper development.
Speaking to reporters here, Adityanath said, “Those who do not like development, they want to trigger communal and caste riots in the state and in the country.”
“They will derive political mileage from the riots, hence they are indulging in newer conspiracies. We have to be alert against all these conspiracies and accelerate the process of development,” he said.
Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh, while addressing party workers virtually, said, “The Congress along with other political parties are using lies and deceit to hatch conspiracies to mislead people.” “People have seen their rule in the state and how they indulged in the loot of the public wealth (which was their sole agenda),” he said.
Singh urged the party workers to gear up for the upcoming by-polls in the state and demolish the confidence of those “indulging in hatching these conspiracies”, the party said in a statement here.
Opposition parties, especially the Congress, have been attacking the BJP government over the alleged gang-rape and murder of a 19-year-Dalit girl in Hathras. The Congress has also demanded the chief minister’s resignation over the issue.
Accusing the Congress of “political vulturism”, the BJP targeted the grand old party over a video clip in which Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi can be seen laughing while on their way to Hathras to meet the family of the gang-rape victim. Rahul-Priyanka laughing on their way to Hathras shows lack of empathy, said BJP spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia.
The BJP’s statement comes after the UP administration allowed five members of a delegation of MPs led by Rahul Gandhi to go to Hathras via Noida considering the restrictions imposed under CrPC Section 144.
Oops! The last thing the @INCIndia needed. Video released on official handle shows giggling team Gandhis. @BJP4India calls it a 'joke of a march for justice’. pic.twitter.com/3dUj31F9QW
— Rahul Shivshankar (@RShivshankar) October 3, 2020
Congress indulging in political vulturism
The Congress leaders are headed to Hathras in western UP to meet the family of a Dalit woman who died on Tuesday in a Delhi hospital. Earlier today, Union Minister Smriti Irani had termed Rahul Gandhi’s visit to Hathras today a political gimmick with no intention of seeking justice for the victim’s family.
‘The Gandhis visiting Hathras for politics not justice’
Source: Free Press Journal