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Visit Ballabhgarh, but don’t seek political mileage: BJP to other parties

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Patna, Oct. 21: The Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) on Wednesday condemned the death of two Dalit children in Ballabhgarh in Faridabad after their house was set on fire allegedly by members of the Rajput community, and at the same time, appealed to other political parties not to give the tragedy a political twist or seek mileage from it.

“Faridabad incident occurred due to internal rivalry. It is very unfortunate and the accused have also been arrested. I want to appeal to the political parties to visit Ballabhgarh, but not give it a political colour. Law and order is very strict there and the accused will not be spared,” BJP national secretary Shrikant Sharma told ANI here.

Two children succumbed to burn injuries after a house was set on fire allegedly by members of the Rajput community in Ballabhgarh, Haryana on Tuesday morning.

The deceased Vaibhav (2 years) and Divya (10 months) died before reaching the Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi.

Their mother Rekha (22) was admitted to the ICU with serious burns while her husband Jitender (26), a medical attendant at a hospital, escaped with minor burns on his hands.

Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has sought a report from Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on the incident and asked him to ensure peace in the region.(ANI)