Priyanka Chaturvedi launches attack on Shivraj govt: Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi has demanded from the judiciary take suo moto cognizance against the demolition of a house built under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana by the district administration terming the action as motivated by hatred, following clashes during Ram Navami procession in Khargone area of Madhya Pradesh.
Priyanka Chaturvedi tweeted on Wednesday, “Using bulldozers rather than process of judiciary to decide the guilt and quantum of punishment is yet another example of a state drunk on power and arrogance, driven by hate, bypassing all democratic and constitutional norms. Shameful precedent.”
She further said, “Will the judiciary continue to be mute spectators to this dangerous trend to eliminate their constitutional role or will they take suo moto cognisance? Is the Law Minister willingly side stepping this responsibility?”
In another tweet, she said, “I am being told or trolled that houses bulldozed were illegal homes. So the homes built under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana was a wilful illegal act supported by the centre and the state? If not, why did the state government not take action sooner?”
Significantly, in Khargone and Badwani of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj government, showing strictness regarding stone pelting on Ram Navami procession, demolished the house of the rioters with a bulldozer. Shortly after State Home Minister Narottam Mishra gave a stern warning to the rioters, bulldozers have been started at the houses of the miscreants. Regarding this, other opposition parties including Shiv Sena, Congress have raised questions on the BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh government.
According to NDTV, the controversy started over playing DJ. It is being told that when the procession of Ram Navami was going through the pre-determined Talab Chowk. But the procession took a new route instead of the fixed route and stopped in front of a mosque, people started dancing to the tune of DJ.
When the DJ stood outside the mosque for a long time, the people of the Muslim community raised objections. It is being told that citing the time of prayer, the muslim community asked them to carry forward the Shobha Yatra. During this, there was an altercation between the two sides and stone pelting started. The word spread like a fire in the whole city and the fight and stone pelting started at various places. During this several vehicles were torched. It is being told that many people have been injured.