Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on Friday accused the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party Government in Uttar Pradesh of manipulating the Dadri lynching case for self gain.
“The police are taking new names daily in the Dadri case, which is completely wrong. This shows the incompetence of the Uttar Pradesh Government and the state’s police,” Gandhi told media here.
“I know two boys who are nowhere related to this case, but their names are being dragged in this case,” she added.
Gandhi also said there was a law of the land, it should be followed by the state police.
“People behind this unfortunate incident need to be punished. But innocent people shouldn’t be targeted,” she added.
Hitting out at the state police, Gandhi said that if it has filed an FIR against unknown people it, had the leeway to threaten anyone.
“There is very cheap politics being politics being played U.P government and the police members,” she added.
In an apparent reference to the Dadri lynching incident, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had yesterday urged all not to make irresponsible statements for petty gains.
“I have said it earlier too. Hindus should decide whether to fight Muslims or poverty. Muslims have to decide whether to fight Hindus or poverty. Both need to fight poverty together. The country has to stay united, only communal harmony and brotherhood will take the nation forward. People should ignore controversial statements made by politicians, as they are doing so for political gains,” he said while referring to President Pranab Mukherjee’s statement to drive home his point.