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Cong sends team to Rajasthan

Congress on Wednesday sent a high level team to Rajasthan for an on-the-spot study of the Gujjar agitation, even as it held the Vasundhara Raje government squarely responsible for "mishandling the situation".
PTI | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2008 09:03 PM IST

Congress on Wednesday sent a high level team to Rajasthan for an on-the-spot study of the Gujjar agitation, even as it held the Vasundhara Raje government squarely responsible for "mishandling the situation".

Party chief Sonia Gandhi asked AICC general secretary Mukul Wasnik and three other party leaders to proceed to Rajasthan and report on the situation and convey the condolences of the party to those affected by the "terrible violence unleashed by the government".

AICC spokesperson Jayanti Natarajan told reporters that AICC coordinator for Rajasthan Birender Singh, PCC chief C P Joshi and CLP leader Hemram Chaudhry are other members of the team headed by Wasnik.

Natarajan expressed grave concern over the "deteriorating situation" in the state and alleged that there was a breakdown of Constitutional machinery.

She expressed apprehension of the agitation spreading to other states as also Delhi.

"The chief minister of Rajasthan has brought the situation to such a pass. It is badly mishandled by the state government," she said adding the urgent need was to save life of the people.

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