Lucknow: The Bharatiya Janata Party MP Rajveer Singh met Kasganj violence victim Chandan Gupta’s family. Singh said,”I don’t want to say anything about Ram Gopal’s comment and these people want that somehow the fire remains instilled among the people, which the people of Kasganj have understood. If they were so sympathetic towards the issue then at least he should have come and met the victims.”
Singh refused to comment on any question of the media, but when asked about Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal’s comment in the Parliament, he said that leaders like Gopal want to instill the fire of hatred among the people. Yesterday, Gopal in the Parliament referring to the Kasgang violence had said that one community is killing people in their own community, but the people of other community are blamed for it.
Meanwhile, another accused named Rahat Qureshi was arrested on February 2, in connection with the communal violence in Uttar Pradesh’s Kasganj district. Earlier on January 31, the Uttar Pradesh Police arrested Salim, the prime accused in the killing of Chandan Gupta during the communal flare-up in the district on Republic Day.
The clash had broken out after an unauthorised bike rally was taken out by RSS-affiliated students’ group Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad in the city to commemorate the Republic Day and allegedly stones were pelted at them during the roadshow.