Jaitley flays Centre for linking Modi to communal riots in Muzaffarnagar
Leader of Opposition Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley on Wednesday criticised the government for not deliberating on the recent communal riots of Muzaffarnagar and Kishtwar, rather efforts were being made to link the the prime ministerial candidate of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Narendra Modi to these riots at the National Integration Council meeting held recently.
‘The sub-text in the National Integration Council meeting was not an analysis of what happened in Kishtwar or Muzaffarnagar. It appeared to be a road towards the 2014 general election. It defied logic that efforts were made in this meeting to link Narender Modi with Kishtwar and Muzaffarnagar when none existed,’ wrote Jaitley in his blog.
The BJP leader in his article also attacked the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir for not taking enough action during the riots. ‘The chief minister of UP was keen to pass the buck and invent conspiracies as to who engineered the riots. The chief minister of Jammu & Kashmir was not concerned with a large section of the local population which has lost confidence in his government. He preferred trading charges rather than analyse as to what went wrong. Both the chief ministers indulged in self certification of how well they controlled the communal violence,’ wrote Jaitley.