Keeping communal issues alive in UP is Centre's conspiracy: Raj Babbar

| Updated: Jul 27, 2016 21:26 IST

New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): Congress leader Raj Babbar has alleged there is a conspiracy by the Centre to keep communist issues alive in Uttar Pradesh. When asked about Akhlaq's family claiming fabrication of lab reports of beef found in their home, he said, "The issues which divide society keeping them alive is the conspiracy of the Centre." Taking a stand on the beef controversy, Raj Babbar said, that Uttar Pradesh Government is deliberately keeping communal issues alive in the state. "Keeping the communist issues like Dadri, Kirana or Muzzafarnagar alive in the state is a failure of the state", Raj Babbar told ANI. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been cornered on issues related to consumption of beef in states where the BJP is in power. Yesterday, Hindu Dal activists roughed up two women in Mandsaur district in Madhya Pradesh for allegedly carrying beef. Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhupendra Singh said on the Mandsaur incident that action will be taken against those who take law into their own hands. This news comes two weeks after four Dalit men were publicly thrashed for allegedly skinning a cow in Una, Gujarat. The incident led to protests across the states and was raised in Parliament.(ANI)