Attack on Harish Rawat a "conspiracy to kill him": Upadhyay

Congress on Sunday alleged that the attack on Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat was a "conspiracy to kill him" and said the party responsible for the incident should be derecognised for at least six years.

PTI| Last Updated: Nov 30, 2014, 23:51 PM IST

Dehradun: Congress on Sunday alleged that the attack on Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat was a "conspiracy to kill him" and said the party responsible for the incident should be derecognised for at least six years.

"Everyone is aware about Rawat's neck injury and so the stone-pelting incident seems like a conspiracy to kill him," state Congress President Kishor Upadhyay said.

Upadhyay said such behaviour from a responsible political party should not be tolerated and the party indulging in such "violent" acts should be derecognised for at least six years.

He said that a study of Representation of the People Act, 1951 is being carried out by the party in this regard and to support their demand for the same, Congress presented a memorandum to the Election Commision yesterday.

BJP workers allegedly hurled stones at Chief Minister Harish Rawat's convoy on Friday when he was returning after meeting the family of a seven-year-old rape and murder victim in Haldwani even as police claimed it nabbed three persons allegedly involved in the crime.