Rita case: Cong warns stir if CBI probe not ordered
Last Updated: Saturday, July 25, 2009, 23:17
Lucknow: Congress on Saturday threatened to stage demonstrations at all police stations across Uttar Pradesh if its demand for a CBI enquiry into the attack on UPCC chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi's house was not fulfilled.

Alleging that the attack was carried out at the behest of the state government, AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh said Congress workers would stage protests if the demand for a CBI probe was not fulfilled.

Urging MP's and ministers from Uttar Pradesh to reach out to people in each and every village, Singh told them to tour all districts apart from concentrating in their own constituencies.

"There is a need for the Congress to reach out to the people in each and every village of the state, therefore the MPs should tour all the districts," Singh said during a function organised to felicitate its newly elected MPs.

He said, through the Lok Sabha poll, people had given a strong message that days of caste-based and muscle-based politics were over.

Regarding Samajwadi Party, which extended outside support to UPA in its first tenure, he said Congress wanted to enter into an alliance with the SP in Lok Sabha election, but its leaders were not aware of the ground realities.

Therefore, while Congress gained, SP lost, he said.

Lashing out at the BSP government, Digvijay alleged that it was misutilising funds on installing statues, parks and memorials.

"There is no objection to installing statues to honour Dalit icons. But, there is no precedent where a leader get his/her own statue installed. None of the Congress leaders got one's statue installed," he claimed.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, July 25, 2009, 23:17

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