Gandhi claimed that during the UPA rule, there were hardly any communal violence incidents while 600 incidents of communal violence have already been reported in 11 weeks of Modi government.

“Nothing less than 600 incidents of communal violence and as many in Maharashtra in a short span. We wonder why all those suddenly after BJP has come to power,” Sonia Gandhi said while speaking at the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee Executive Meet here.

“Incidents of communal violence especially in North have increased in the 11 weeks of new government. This is of great concern to all of us. During UPA 1 and UPA 2, there were not such violence,” she added.

Sonia said that the communal incidents were deliberately created to segregate people on caste lines.

“We believe that these incidents are created deliberately to divide the people on caste lines," she said.

Sonia Gandhi added that it was the Congress members who took up the debate on communal incidents. She said all the Congress MPs participated in the discussion on rising communal incidents in the Upper House.


Sonia Gandhi launches first direct attack at Narendra Modi-led government
Congress president says communal violence increased under Modi regime
She says already more than 600 communal violence incidents transpired in country under Modi govt
Sonia Gandhi says all Congress MPs participated in discussion on communal violence in RS
She says communal incidents created deliberately to divide people on caste lines
Sonia’s attack on Modi govt comes days after son Rahul claimed UP communal riots were engineered

Sonia’s attack comes days after her son Rahul Gandhi created uproar in the Lok Sabha over demand to debate on the Communal Violence Bill.

A fuming Rahul had stormed to the Well of the Lok Sabha on last Wednesday to demand a discussion on the surging communal incidents in the country, especially in Uttar Pradesh.

Rahul had also accused the Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan of not letting him and Congress MPs speak over the issue, adding that Narendra Modi-led government had no interest in debating over important issues.

Rahul even went on to claim on Saturday that the communal violence incidents in Uttar Pradesh were engineered, which led to a verbal spat between the Congress and the NDA allies.

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