MP Cong demands CBI inquiry into communal incidents

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Indore, Sep 24 (UNI) The Madhya Pradesh Congress has demanded a CBI inquiry into frequent incidents of communal violence in the state.

State Congress President Subhash Yadav, who visited Betma -- which was rocked by communal violence -- yesterday, told reporters here today that he would meet the Governor and urge him to give necessary instructions to the Chief Minister in this regard.

Besides, a memorandum would be submitted to the Union Home Minister in this regard.

He pointed out that riots never took place in Betma since independence.

Mr Yadav alleged that the BJP was creating a situation of communal tension as elections were approaching near.

The Congress leader said the BJP Government was functioning at the indications of the RSS.

Congress spokesperson K K Mishra alleged that BJP workers waved black flags to Mr Yadav and pelted stones on him during his visit to Betma. However, no one was hurt.

He said no FIR was registered but police taught them a lesson.

Meanwhile, Superintendent of Police (Rural) Manish Kapooria said some people had raised slogans and protested during Mr Yadav's visit. However, he denied that stoning occurred.


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