Rajasthan CM Gehlot meets Sonia Gandhi
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Last Updated: Saturday, October 01, 2011, 00:35
New Delhi: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday met Congress President Sonia Gandhi, their first meeting after his government drew flak for the recent communal violence in Bharatpur district.

The Congress high command is believed to have given a "stern message" to Gehlot after a central party team reported "police excesses" during the communal riots.

Party spokesman Abhishek Singhvi had said the incident, in which eight persons belonging to the minority community were killed, was unfortunate and the party condemns it strongly.

The AICC fact finding team gave a report to party chief Sonia Gandhi which spoke of "police excesses" during the riots.

The team, which conducted a survey of riot-affected area, also examined the "firing in the mosque" during the riots between Meo Muslims and Gujjars there.


First Published: Saturday, October 01, 2011, 00:35

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