Cong ridicules UP govt for dismissing Rahul’s allegation

Digvijay Singh said it was the new BSP format of governance where the accused gave themselves a clean chit.

Last Updated: May 19, 2011, 21:49 PM IST

New Delhi: Congress on Thursday ridiculed Uttar
Pradesh government for dismissing as baseless Rahul Gandhi`s
allegations about burning of people and rape of women in
Bhatta Parsaul, saying it was the new BSP format of governance
where the accused gave themselves a clean chit.

"This is the new format of BSP style of governance.
The accused does the investigation and proves himself
innocent. This is a strange way of conducting an inquiry where
the accused give themselves a clean chit," senior party leader
Digvijay Singh said.

His remarks came hours after the UP government said
that preliminary forensic reports of ashes collected from the
area have ruled out presence of any human remains.

Addressing a press conference on behalf of chief
minister Mayawati in Lucknow, the state`s Cabinet Secretary
Shashank Shekar Singh also suggested restraint in airing views
which later require clarifications.

Reacting to it, Singh, who is the AICC general
secretary in-charge for Uttar Pradesh said,"What is the
credibility of UP government and Shashank Shekhar. If all is
well then why the state government does not accept a judicial
inquiry?"

Another senior party leader speaking on the condition
of anonymity also found fault with the UP Cabinet Secretary
`attacking` the opposition. "How appropriate it is for a
government officer to be making political statements," the
leader wondered.

PTI