Top News
2021 Tour de France race to start in Denmark  ||   When kin of slain CRPF men were mourning, BJP was busy in inaugurations: Akhilesh  ||   HAL chief brushes aside V K Singh's remarks on Mirage 2000 crash  ||   New York on a budget: 25 ways to save on travel  ||   We can do more to prevent mass workplace shootings like Aurora, Illinois  ||   Travel time in Rajdhani trains set to reduce by at least an hour  ||   Mulayam criticises Akhilesh Yadav's alliance with Mayawati  ||   Over 60,000 killed by overloading vehicles in last 3 yrs  ||   Kentucky Derby, Preakness winner Silver Charm turning 25  ||   I was inspired by Mahatma Gandhi's teachings: Ban Ki-moon  ||   Perpetrators of terror acts must be brought swiftly to justice: UN chief  ||   CRPF jawan injured in encounter with Maoists in Chhattisgarh  ||   IIT Madras develops system to control huge crowds during Kumbh, Hajj  ||   Delhi court adjourns hearing to March 7 in Sunanda Pushkar death case against Shashi Tharoor  ||   Curfew lifted in Jammu, normal life resumes  ||   Omar, Mufti welcome India-Saudi joint statement on talks with Pak  ||   Jawans of CRPF, other forces can now take commercial flights to Kashmir Valley: MHA  ||   Amazon lessons for voters, taxpayers, New York and the 237 other places that bid for HQ2  ||   USOC realigns in attempt to help athletes off the field  ||   Terrorism, climate change biggest challenges before mankind: PM Narendra Modi  ||            

Sack Vijay Rupani, impose President's Rule in Gujarat: Congress to Centre  4 Months ago

Source:   Times Of India  

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Friday demanded that Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani should be sacked and President's Rule be imposed, claiming that law and order had collapsed in the BJP-ruled state following large-scale attacks on north Indians.

Congress spokesperson Shaktisinh Gohil, at a press meet here, alleged that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs and leaders were part of a preconceived conspiracy to fuel attacks against north Indians in the aftermath of the rape of a 14-month-old girl in Sabarkantha district on September 28.

It was under a "BJP conspiracy" that north Indians were attacked and no true Gujarati would approve of such incidents, he said.

"(Prime Minister Narendra) Modiji is a Gujarati, he wins election from UP (Uttar Pradesh). UP, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra have contributed immensely in his electoral triumph. He should immediately sack Vijay Rupani," the Congress spokesperson said.

Pointing out that there was a massive exodus of north Indians from Gujarat and 165 FIRs were filed in connection with related incidents, he said, "It means law and order has collapsed and President's Rule should be imposed."

Gohil also defended Congress MLA Alpesh Thakor, who is facing the heat over the violence against Hindi-speaking migrants in Gujarat, saying after his initial statement, he had made a lot of efforts to maintain harmony and peace and stop such attacks.

He said Thakor's initiatives for ensuring amity between people came after Congress president Rahul Gandhi spoke to him over the issue.

Sources said Gandhi "warned and reprimanded" Thakor for his inflammatory statement, after which the Congress MLA toned down his language.

Gohil, however, condemned Thakor's initial statement, saying the Congress party's stand was very clear that no one had the right to take law in their hands and there should be harmony between the people of different communities and regions.

He also demanded action against BJP MLAs for fuelling anger against north Indians in Gujarat.

After the rape of the 14-month-old girl in Sabarkantha district and arrest of a labourer hailing from Bihar for the crime, six districts in Gujarat have seen incidents of violence against Hindi-speaking migrant workers.

The attacks have led to an exodus of an estimated over 60,000 migrants, mostly from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh.
More News
About Us Terms & Conditions Disclaimer
Advertise Contact
register and win

NRIS.COM is one of the premier NRI website that provides a range of resourceful services to Indian expats residing in the USA. Visiting the site you will find comprehensive information related to restaurants, casinos, pubs, temples, carpool, movies, education, real estate, and forums. The simple and easy to navigate format allows NRIs to gain information within a fraction of a second. Moreover, advertising through its column of Indian free classifieds in USA allow businesses to improve visibility of their brand.

MI NRI's Chat (0 Users Online)