Cong takes on Mayawati for security 'breach' at Rahul rally
Despite the controversy over the Phulpur incident involving two Union ministers refusing to die down, Congress seeks to turn the tables on the UP chief minister over the alleged breach of security of Rahul Gandhi during the rally. Cong, BSP fight over scuffle at Rahul's rally | Criminals are rulers in Mayaland: Rahul Gandhidelhi Updated: Nov 18, 2011 21:47 IST
Despite the controversy over the Phulpur incident involving two Union ministers refusing to die down, Congress today sought to turn the tables on UP chief minister Mayawati over the matter alleging a breach of security of Rahul Gandhi during the rally.
"The biggest question is whether the UP police carried out their responsiblity properly. How they (intruders) came so much inside", party spokesman Rashid Alvi told reporters.
He said that this "irresponsible" attitude of the police and the state government is "a matter of concern in view of the fact that Gandhi's family has remained a target of terrorists. His father and grandmother have sacrificed their lives".
Alvi's response came when asked whether the AICC planned to take action against four party leaders including Union ministers Jitin Prasad and RPN Singh for allegedly assaulting Samajwadi Party workers during Rahul Gandhi's rally in Phulpur on Monday.
Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh has already dubbed as an instance of "Mayawati's jungleraj" the criminal case filed by UP police against the four leaders including Congress legislature party leader in UP Pramod Tiwari and MLC Naseeb Pathan.
The FIR was lodged on a complaint by Abhishek Yadav, one of the four SP youth wing supporters who alleged he had been thrashed by SPG personnel and the Congress leaders at the venue of Rahul's rally.
Yadav was arrested along with three other supporters of Samajwadi Yuvjan Sabha when they were running towards Rahul Gandhi's helicopter, trying to show him a black flag.