NEW DELHI: Days after the lynching incident in Bishada village of Dadri, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday stated that the Centre had its own limitations in such situations as law and order was a state subject and the Constitution did not allow it to directly interfere in the states.
“These incidents, like Dadri, are unfortunate and should not take place. But the Centre has certain limitations, the Constitution does not allow us to directly interfere in the states,” Rajnath told reporters.
Commenting on SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav’s remarks on Thursday that members of a “particular party” were behind the incident, Rajnath said the BJP neither believed nor indulged in politics of caste or religion. “It could be true that some persons might be trying to get mileage by creating communal tension, but it should not be done in a healthy democracy,” he said.
Rajnath also responded to criticism from Opposition parties that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had not spoken against the incident. He said the Prime Minister had given him the responsibility and the Home Ministry had immediately sought a report from the UP Government, even issuing an advisory to maintain communal harmony and take action against those who attempted to weaken the secular fabric.