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Ravi Shankar Prasad slams Congress for playing politics on Delhi violence

Union Minister and BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday accused Congress of indulging into vote bank politics and not acting responsibly for maintaining peace and harmony during such sensitive time.

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New Delhi Updated on: February 28, 2020 15:03 IST
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Ravi Shankar Prasad slams Congress for playing politics on Delhi violence

Amid blame game on northeast Delhi violence, Union Minister and BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday accused Congress of indulging into vote bank politics and not acting responsibly for maintaining peace and harmony. He alleged that the communal violence in northeast Delhi was an outcome of "instigation" by Opposition leaders.

The union minister's remark came a day after the Congress leaders, led by Sonia Gandhi, met President Ram Nath Kovind and submitted a memorandum demanding resignation of Union Home Minister Amit Shah for "abdication of duty" during the communal violence in northeast Delhi and reminded the Centre for its 'rajdharma' and protecting the people from all faiths in the country.

Speaking about the oppositions' outrage over the amended Citizenship Act, the minister reminded that NPR was started by the Congress-led regime and accused Congress of changing its stand on granting citizenship to persecuted minorities. 

Prasad said, "Sonia Gandhi, please don't preach us 'raj dharma'. Your record is full of twists and turns."

While addressing the media, the BJP leader said, "Congress can stoop to any level for vote bank politics, but it should act responsibly for maintaining peace and harmony in the country."

On being asked BJP's stand on Parvesh Verma and Kapil Mishra's statements, Prasad said, "We have clarified our position very clearly, we do not approve these statements."

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