3 years of Narendra Modi government: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today slammed the NDA government on the completion of its third anniversary saying that since it has failed to deliver on the promises made, it is trying to divide and distract the people of the country, ANI said.
“When they fail to deliver they divide and distract. But anger and hatred will not convert into jobs or solutions,” he was quoted as saying by the news agency.
Earlier in the day, as per PTI, Gandhi was denied permission by the Saharanpur district authorities to visit the area which has seen violence in recent days. He was scheduled to visit Shabbirpur village tomorrow, where Dalit houses were burned down on May 5. Saharanpur district has seen caste-based clashes this month.
However, A Times Now report has quoted sources as saying that he will defy the order of the authorities and still visit the district.
“Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has not been given permission to visit Saharanpur,” SSP Bablu Kumar was quoted as saying by PTI.
Kumar replaced SSP Subhash Chandra Dubey, who was suspended after the clashes broke out in the district.
BSP supremo Mayawati has slammed the Yogi Adityanath-led government for “failing to maintain law and order” in Uttar Pradesh.
Clashes first erupted in the district nearly 40 days back, following a procession to mark Ambedkar Jayanti. A man was killed and 15 others were injured in in clashes between two communities on May 5, the agency report added.
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During the violence, nearly a dozen police vehicles were set on fire and 12 policemen were on injured on May 9.
The Union Government has sent 400 anti-riot police personnel in the district to help the state restore peace in Saharanpur.