BJP alleges Congress hand in Bhima-Koregaon Violence, claim of having proof 

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New Delhi: BJP leader Sambit Patra on Thursday said that there is clear evidence that Congress is involved in Bhima-Koregaon incident by provoking dalits with the help of banned student organisation United Student Democratic Fund (USDF).

While addressing media at party office he said, “We have series of documents which proves that Congress and other political parties are involved in triggering Bhima-Koregaon incident and the party is using dalits as a tool create mayhem in the BJP-ruled states.

Showing the letter, he further said, “This letter’s means of communication as to how violence can be perpetrated. Bhima Koregaon incidents started on December 31, 2017 and culminated on January 1 2018 and letter was exchanged during that time frame.”

In the letter, Rona Wilson (arrested by the Pune police) wrote to this fellow that use dalits as a tool to create havoc in BJP ruled states.

“While replying to the media, Pune police said that they have slew of letter against the involvement of political parties and will question them if needed,” claimed Patra.

“You saw Jignesh Mevani in Gujarat, MLA and Dalit leader. This is part of a conspiracy to stop PM Narendra Modi’s chariot in 2019. Congress wants to create chaos in the whole country they are not bothered about Dalits, the Congress never did anything for them,” added Patra.

Pune Police on Thursday detained five people from Mumbai, Nagpur and Delhi in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon violence in January. All the five have been arrested for allegedly spreading controversial pamphlets and delivering hate speech under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

They identified as Rona Wilson, activist and Jawaharlal Nehru University alumnus and another activist Rana Jacob, both from Delhi. Sudhir Dhawale, a Dalit activist and office-bearer of Elgar Parishad, was arrested in Mumbai. Activists Shoma Sen, Mahesh Raut and lawyer Surendra Gadling were arrested in Nagpur.

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