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Blame game after SP govt.’s report on Saharanpur riots

People injured during the Saharanpur riots taking treatment at a district hospital. File photo  

The Uttar Pradesh government’s probe report pointing finger at the local BJP leaders for the communal violence in Saharanpur on July 26, which claimed three lives, has triggered a war of words.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh declined to comment on the “report of a political party” as he had not seen it.

While the BJP dismissed the report as an attempt by the Samajwadi Party to malign it and gain political mileage, BSP supremo Mayawati targeted both Samajwadi Party and BJP, alleging that the two were hand in glove in fanning communal violence in the State. “The report has not put forth the actual facts. It has little meaning. We do not accept the report,” she said. The “actual facts” were buried and the report had little meaning, she said.

The Congress, in an obvious reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech, said he should follow his words that communalism would not be tolerated and take up the issue “strictly” with his partymen.

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