Blame game starts over violence

Written by Press Trust of India | Updated: Jul 28 2014, 06:54am hrs
Political blame game has begun over the violence in Saharanpur with Congress accusing the UP government of administrative lapse while BJP alleged that Samajwadi Party was indulging in vote-bank politics.

Reacting to the charges, Samajwadi Party said there was an effort to disrupt peace in the state and that there was no place for communalism, anti-social elements.

SP leader Rajendra Chaudhary said that if the opposition tried to do politics on the issue, then the law will take its own course.

Blaming the local authorities for administrative lapse, Congress leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi said that if it was a fact that there was a court judgement on the issue and police help was sought by one side, then it was the responsibility of the officials to find a solution by making both sides understand that the court order must be implemented.