New Delhi, July 03, 2022 (PPI-OT):India’s main opposition party Congress has said that one of the two men who killed a tailor in Udaipur over blasphemous remarks is a BJP member and argued that it was why the Modi government had moved quickly to transfer the case to the handpicked National Investigation Agency.
Addressing a press conference at the Congress headquarters in New Delhi, party’s media department head Pawan Khera said a very sensational disclosure has been made by a media group in connection with the Udaipur incident which pointed to the BJP links with Muhammad Riyaz, one of the two accused killers.
“The killer of Kanhaiya Lal, Riyaz Attari is a member of the BJP,” Khera said in a tweet after the press conference. The two accused, Riaz and Ghouse Mohammad, have been sent to judicial custody for 14 days. At the presser, Khera cited pictures and posts linking Riaz with BJP leaders – Irshad Chainwala and Mohammad Tahir.
“It has also come to the fore in the same disclosure that the main accused Riyaz Attari often participated in the programmes of Rajasthan BJP leader and former minister Gulabchand Kataria,” he said. “Not only this, pictures of the main accused Riaz attending the meetings of the BJP’s Rajasthan minority unit are also in front of the world,” Khera claimed. “…it is clear that Riaz Attari was not only close to BJP leaders, but was also an active member of the BJP”, Khera said.
Questioning the silence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, the Congress leader asked whether the Bharatiya Janata Party and its leaders are trying to create an atmosphere of religious frenzy in India.
“Is the Bharatiya Janata Party, through its spokespersons and leaders, trying to take advantage by polarising the country,” he asked. Khera said Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had welcomed the transfer of this case to the NIA.
However, in light of “new facts”, the question that arises is whether the BJP-led government at the Centre moved quickly to transfer the case to the NIA due to these reasons, he said. It is worth mentioning here that only a day before the Udaipur incident, Congress key leader Rahul Gandhi had said that the Modi government was “planning next distraction”, a clear indication of a kind of false flag operation in India.
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