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Is this the change PM Modi promised: Cong on Bulandshahr violence

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The on Tuesday attacked over the violence asking if "this was the change" he promised the country, and demanded an inquiry under the supervision of a sitting into the incident.

Senior also slammed Yogi Adityanath, alleging he was watching a sound and light show in Gorakhpur with his counterpart when the violence happened on Monday.

"Modi before the 2014 elections used to say repeatedly that we will usher in change and also politics of change. I don't know how much change has come," Sibal said at a press conference.

"But from 2014 till now, we have seen not change, but revenge, not change, but fear, not change, but hidden corruption, not change, but politics over Ram, politics over Hanuman...is this the change that Modi ji had promised. Look what kind of a change he has brought about in Bulanshahr," he said.

Sibal said state agencies and the CBI cannot be trusted for a probe and, therefore, an investigation under the supervision of a sitting should be conducted.

In Hyderabad, Tuesday condemned the incident and termed it inhuman. "It is an inhuman act...whoever is responsible for the criminal violent act, stern measures should be taken against them."

A mob of some 400 people, including right-wing activists, fought pitched battles with police on Monday in Siana area of district, apparently after right-wing activists were angered by the discovery of cow carcasses strewn in a nearby jungle.

They set fire to dozens of vehicles, hurled stones and also fired guns at police who retaliated with gunfire. In the violence, Subodh Kumar Singh, the of Siana, and 20-year-old were killed.

Sibal claimed that UP has himself alleged that people from the Bajrang Dal, VHP, RSS were behind the planned conspiracy and this resulted in the death of Singh.

Expressing grave concern over the law and order situation in UP, Sibal said, "Your police personnel is being killed by those people who are associated with you."


Sibal cited alleged growing shootouts and killings in UP to stress the "worsening" law and order situation in the state. He alleged that such things are happening wherever the BJP was in power.

Sibal also hit out at Adityanath for giving "poisonous speeches" in Telangana and during poll campaigns.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 19:35 IST
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