New Delhi: Congress today took potshots over the inclusion of riots accused Muzaffarnagar MP Sanjeev Balyan in the Union Council of Ministers headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
"Why media is surprised by the inclusion of Muzaffarnagar riot accused in the ministry? After all it is Modi Sarkar," party general secretary Shakeel Ahmed tweeted.
A practising veterinary doctor, Balyan, who took oath as a Minister of State yesterday had joined BJP only one-and-a-half-years ago.
A Jat and a native of Kutba village in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh, he was jailed for about one month during the pre-emptive action taken before the Muzaffarnagar riots broke out.