The BJP took on the Congress government in Assam saying the riots in the state took place because of vote bank politics of the ruling party.
“The Bhartiya Janata Party strongly condemns the violence that happened on Friday leading to the loss of life of many. Those who are guilty must be apprehended. It is my charge that in Assam what is happening is because of the vote-bank politics of the Congress,” Bhartiya Janata Party leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
The saffron party took umbrage at the statements made by Union Minister Kapil Sibal and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for blaming Narendra Modi for the Assam violence.
“Kapil Sibal is making baseless and cheap allegations that it is because of Narendra Modi that Assam riots took place.
“It is not expected of Kapil Sibal to speak like that. All riots have happened under their government,” Prasad said adding, “I think Omar Abdullah is not being taken seriously even by the people of his own state.”
The Bhartiya Janata Party also attacked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde for not doing enough for the hilly state.
Shinde has not said anything yet on the Assam violence but was talking much about ‘snoopgate’.
The party said it was the third incident of communal clashes between Bodos and the immigrant Bangladeshis in Assam, as the earlier ones happened in 2008 and 2012, yet adequate steps were not taken by the Tarun Gogoi government there to prevent a relapse.