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Mathura violence: SP says squatters were Maoists, seeks Rajnath’s resignation

The Samajwadi Party (SP) on Monday demanded the resignation of Union home minister Rajnath Singh for the Mathura violence that claimed 29 lives, including two police officials.

lucknow Updated: Jun 07, 2016 13:10 IST
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The Samajwadi Party demanded the resignation of Union home minister Rajnath Singh for the Mathura violence.
The Samajwadi Party demanded the resignation of Union home minister Rajnath Singh for the Mathura violence.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

The Samajwadi Party (SP) on Monday demanded the resignation of Union home minister Rajnath Singh for the Mathura violence that claimed 29 lives, including two police officials.

Terming the violence a political conspiracy, senior SP leaders Ambika Chaudhary and Rajendra Chaudhary said, “The central government failed to alert the state government about armed Maoists having assembled in Jawahar Bagh located in the heart of the city. It’s the failure of the central intelligence agencies and the Union home minister should resign on moral grounds.”

They claimed that Maoists from Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar had assembled in the park. The central intelligence agencies were aware of their designs but failed to alert the state government.

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