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BJP slams UPA for secret cremation

Posted on Dec 31, 10:46AM | IBNS

The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday criticized the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government for conducting the cremation of the Delhi gangrape victim in a "hush, hush" manner.

BJP senior leader and spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said the secrecy under which the cremation was done was avoidable.

"We understand the right of privacy but this hush, hush manner raises many curious questions too," said Prasad

The 23-year old girl's body was brought from Singapore and cremated away from media glare under the guidance of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

The cremation was done within hours of the landing of the plane in the national capital on Sunday.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi received the body and the victims's family members, who were on the same flight, at Delhi airport.

The special flight from Singapore landed here around 4.15am and the victim's body was taken to her residence before being cremated.