Amit Shah Responsible for Delhi Riots; Says Tejaswi Yadav

RJD leader Tejaswi Yadav speaking to reporters outside Bihar Assembly.

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Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejaswi Yadav on Wednesday put the blame for Delhi riots squarely on the shoulder of senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and India's Home Minister Amit Shah saying this was typical of Shah to create disturbances in states where the BJP had failed to form the government.

Talking to reporters in Patna, the leader of the opposition said the Delhi police was being controlled by Shah who was providing top security details to those who were responsible for inciting riots that has left nearly 50 dead and scores injured in the nation's capital.

"Why is the Home Minister providing top-level security to those who are openly flouting the law and inciting riots in Delhi? People like Kapil Mishra are making highly incendiary comments to divide the nation and yet he has been accorded Y-category of security cover. Why is that?" asked Yadav.

Turning his attention towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar said that while Modi had plenty of time to welcome US President Donald Trump at the taxpayer's money, he had no time to meet with the victims of the riots in Delhi.

"Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had the decency to meet with the riot victims and listen to their side of the story. After all somebody had to do it since the Prime Minister had no time for such courtesies," he said adding the government did not even try to contain the riot and instead continued to flame the sentiments of the people by unleashing people like Kapil Mishra and Anurag Thakur.

Yadav said the BJP had a history of 'buying' legislators to disrupt a legitimate government and those who refused to do so were implicated in false cases with CBI, Income Tax, and Enforcement Directorate (ED) sleuths hounding them.

"This is an 'old BJP tactics' and there is nothing new about it. Wherever they fail to form their government, they engage in all sorts of underhanded tricks to upset the government. We all have to be careful of their nefarious designs," said the RJD leader.

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