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Bee invasion: Cong ridicules Mayawati over lodging of FIR

delhi Updated: Mar 18, 2010 20:50 IST

Congress today dubbed as "ridiculous" and "comic" the lodging of an FIR by UP police in the incident of bees invading the stage during Chief Minister Mayawati's rally in Lucknow on Monday.

"It is really a comic situation that the Chief Minister directs the administration to file an FIR for conspiracy to let off a bee attack on her," AICC general secretary in-charge for UP Digvijay Singh told reporters in New Delhi.

He said nothing can be more ridiculous than a Chief Minister asking for "lodging of an FIR against beehives and seeing a conspiracy in it. This shows the mental status in which Mayawati is doing politics."

After the incident, the BSP had alleged that appearance of bees at the rally ground was a conspiracy following which the state government ordered an inquiry.

The UP police has lodged an FIR to probe who lit the fire that disturbed the beehive and what was the intention. Deputy Inspector General of Police Rajiv Krishna, who is probing into the bee invasion incident, has said that prima facie it had been revealed that the bees swarmed Ramabai Ambedkar rally ground during Mayawati's address after being disturbed by smoke.

He said that the opinion of experts in bee behaviour had also been taken.

The police are investigating into the incident as to who lit the fire and what was the objective behind it, he added.