Prashant Bushan attacks BJP, RSS over Dadri lynching

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Oct 04, 2015 23:19 IST
Former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and noted lawyer Prashant Bushan (HT Photo )

Shimla: Former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and noted lawyer Prashant Bushan on Sunday slammed Prime Minister Narender Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government and Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh over the Dadri (Uttar Pradesh) case, where a man was beaten to death.

“There is wide gap between rhetoric and reality .

On one hand Modi claims that communalism is bad and when RSS indulge in worst and most blatant kind of communal propaganda, he says its nothing,” Bushan, who is on a private visit to the state capital, told mediapersons here on Friday.

Bushan termed the lynching incident in Dadri as part of a pre-planned strategy of the rightist elements. “The way in which the BJP, RSS and all these Hindutva elements have reacted to the murder shows this is part of a planned strategy to polarise people to reap electoral dividend out of it,” he said, while blaming RSS for “fanning communal violence”.

“RSS and all the fringe communal organisations are sowing seed of communalism are squarely responsible for the incident,” he said. Bushan reacted guardedly to a query FIR registered against Virbhadra Singh by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). He was counsel for non-government organisation Common Cause, which had filed public interest litigation against the chief minister in Delhi high court in November 2013, accusing Singh of corruption.

“Let us see how the matter is originated. A complaint was filed against Singh that when he was the steel minister, `6 crore was deposited in his account and later was invested into LIC policies taken in the name of Singh and his son. This clearly shows unaccounted money,” Bushan added.

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