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Cong, parties blame BJP Govt for Gurjar violence

india Updated: May 24, 2008 23:16 IST
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Main Opposition Congress and other parties on Saturday held the BJP government in Rajasthan responsible for the violence during the Gurjar agitation, in which the toll touched 31 in two days of violence.

Leader of Opposition Hema Ram Choudhary of the Congress said it was "unfortunate" that the state government did not seriously take the Gurjars when they had said Karo ya Maro last year.

"This lack of vision and incompetency on the part of the BJP government resulted in violence during the agitation. Because of the incompetency of the BJP government the issue has not been resolved as yet," he said.

The CPI-M, Samajwadi Party and Nationalist Congress Party also criticised the Vasundhara Raje government and alleged it failed to comprehend the gravity of the situation and did not make any efforts to solve the issue through talks.

Meanwhile, several organisations today condemned the agitation launched by the Gurjars and asked its leader Col Kirori Singh Bainsala to withdraw it.

The Rajasthan Veer Gurjar Mahasabha and Dev Sena condemned the agitation and held Bainsala responsible for the police firing and the resulting deaths.

Arya Samaj leader Satyavatra Samvedi appealed to the agitators to adopt peaceful methods.

On the other hand, the youth wing of the Pathik Sena Sangathan, strongly criticised the government and alleged a "war-like" situation has developed in the state due to the "feudal" attitude of the state government.