Lucknow: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani attacked the Congress on Monday stating that efforts to incite violence in the state by the Opposition have miserably failed. CM Rupani, however, urged Congress president Rahul Gandhi to take cognizance, make their stand clear and take proper action. Also Read - Bihar BJP Chief Tests Coronavirus Positive; Wife, Mother Infected Too
Clearing the air on violence in the state, Rupani added that the Gujarat government has taken adequate steps to ensure the safety and security of non-Gujaratis in the state. He further said that legal action against the MLA who gave an inciting speech will be taken. Talking of concrete steps taken to ensure security in the state, Rupani said they have also arrested all the people involved in the incident. Also Read - Congress Leader Sanjay Jha, Removed as Spokesperson Last Month, Suspended From Party
Apart from CM Rupani, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy too blamed Congress party for the Gujarat violence. He said that Congress party is doing incidents like Gujarat everywhere in the country. “Gujarat is a state which gave shelter to Parsi community who came from Iran, this is not the tradition and heritage of Gujarat,” said Swamy. Also Read - Rajasthan Crisis: Resignations Hit State Congress After Pilot Sacked as Deputy CM, PCC Chief
Since the alleged rape of a 14-month-old girl in Sabarkantha district on September 28, several districts of Gujarat have witnessed incidents of violence against Hindi-speaking people.
Earlier, Congress President Rahul Gandhi reacted to the exodus of UP, Bihar workers from Gujarat, and said that he is totally against the attack on migrant labourers in north Gujarat. Taking to Twitter, Gandhi said that the root cause of the violence is the closure of factories and unemployment, due to which both the system and the economy are reeling.
“Making migrant labour their target is completely wrong. I stand totally against it,” the Congress president tweeted in Hindi. Furthermore, he added, “There is nothing more frightening than poverty. The root cause of the violence in Gujarat is the closed down factories and unemployment there. Both the system and that economy are reeling.”