New Delhi: Congress on Friday condemned incidents
of violence in Uttar Pradesh in the wake of Samajwadi Party`s
electoral victory and hoped that the new government would
bring the "political vendetta to a halt."
Party spokesman Manish Tewari told reporters that the
incidents involving attacks on Dalit houses allegedly by SP
supporters were reprehensible and reminded the party that
vendetta had no place in a democracy.
In Lucknow, the SP, which is all set to form the
government in Uttar Pradesh, vowed to tackle any lawlessness
sternly in the wake of incidents of violence allegedly
involving its workers in the last few days.
On the violence during the Jat agitation at Hissar in
Haryana over the issue of reservation, Tewari appealed to
agitators not to indulge in violence at a time when the state
government was already engaged with them.