Shashi Tharoor Slams Haryana CM Over Dera Violence

August 26, 2017 18:06
Shashi Tharoor Slams Haryana CM Over Dera Violence

Shashi Tharoor Slams Haryana CM Over Dera Violence:- Haryana Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal Khattar has been slammed by Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Saturday over Dera violence.

Tharoor slammed Khattar for the latter’s failure of the government to stop the widespread violence that broke out after the conviction of Dera Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim in a rape case. Tharoor said in the wake of large-scale violence in his state that left 31 persons dead and 250 injured on Friday, Khattar should be sacked if he does not resign.

“Ultimately it is the Chief Minister and his cabinet who are responsible for law and order in their state. It is complete failure of the Khattar government and he should be sacked,” Tharoor said.

“Where was Haryana government? How could they allow people to gather? Everybody could see that they were preparing for violence then why didn’t the Haryana government impose Section 144 (of the CrPC) and control the situation. The management failed and the buck has to stop somewhere. Enough is enough,” Tharoor said.

Addressing media persons, Tharoor on the sidelines of Mountain Echoes Literary Festival, said that Khattar has “completely failed and if he was not sacked it would send out a very bad message”.

“You have a Chief Minister who has failed to maintain law and order…, there have been so many deaths, and if he is allowed to remain in his seat it will not augur well for our country,” he said.

Earlier in the day, Tharoor as a part of the ongoing literature festival, addressed a session titled “Inglorious Empire” at Royal University of Bhutan.

The followers of Dera Chief Ram Rahim Singh went berserk setting ablaze vehicles and damaging properties after a CBI court in Haryana’s Panchkula town on Friday held the Dera chief guilty of rape and sexual exploitation. Following which, the security forces opened fire to control the mob.


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