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Digvijaya says Modi must not felicitate Muzaffarnagar legislators

Bhopal, Nov.20 : Congress Party leader Digvijaya Singh on Wednesday criticised Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for planning to felicitate legislators accused of inciting violence in Muzaffarnagar.


The legislators, Sangeet Som and Suresh Rana, are expected to be felicitated at a BJP rally in Agra. Som and Rana are currently out on bail.

According to government officials, the violence was triggered on August 27 when a Muslim youth was stabbed to death by two Hindu youths after being accused of sexually harassing their sister. A Muslim mob then stoned the two Hindus to death.

Singh blamed BJP for inciting violence with an aim to win elections.

"Narendra Modi is felicitating the legislators accused of inciting violence as they have done a good job of spreading riots in which many people were killed. You should understand what it means and who is responsible for spreading the riots. I will again blame the Bharatiya Janata Party for inciting violence in order to win the elections," said Singh here.

Commenting on Kejriwal, Singh said: "If you look at the history of Arvind Kejriwal, then you can see that he has never followed and respected any rules and laws. As an officer of the government, he has always broken rules. Therefore, this is not new to me."

Kejriwal is an uncompromising anti-corruption crusader who has tapped into a vein of urban anger over the venality of the political class after a string of breathtaking graft scandals.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which he heads, has surprisingly up-ended the calculations of mainstream parties in the race for control of the capital, Delhi, which goes to the polls on December 4.

AAP is contesting all 70 seats in the Delhi state legislature.

--ANI (Posted on 21-11-2013)

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