NEW DELHI — While accusing the Rajasthan government of disturbing peace in the state, the Aam Aadmi party (AAP) has demanded a CBI enquiry into the communal clashes that hit Rajasthan’s Tonk district last week.
Deepak Vajpai, the state incharge for AAP, said: “The government has been disturbing peace in the state in a planned manner.” Terming the incident as unfortunate, the AAP held Rajasthan government responsible for the clashes.
“Whether it is the Alwar lynching case or the incident in Malpura, in both of them the failure and conspiracy of the state government comes forward. Mired in corruption, the state government has begun to feel that it will lose the upcoming assembly elections, in such circumstances, it has been intentionally vitiating the atmosphere in the state,” the AAP leader said.
Tension has been brewing in Rajasthan’s Tonk district after communal clashes that took place on August 23.
Clashes had been reported to erupt between Kanwariyas and members of the minority community on August 23. The Kanwariyas were taking out a procession when members of the minority community allegedly attacked them outside the mosque near the Truck stand in Malpura area of Tonk District.
The situation spiralled out of control as clashes erupted between the two groups. Some supporters of Kanwariyas came together on Friday which created fresh tensions between the two groups. The crowd torched a car and a bus.
Curfew was imposed in parts of Rajasthan’s Tonk town and section 144 had been imposed in the area on August 24.
Rajasthan is going to Assembly polls later this year. The ruling BJP is facing a strong fight from the Opposition Congress as Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s popularity is falling. In the last one year, the saffron party has lost three Lok Sabha seats and one Assembly seat in by-polls.