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Bhima Koregaon agitation was manufactured: BJP

New Delhi, June 7: The BJP on Thursday said that the Bhima Koregaon agitation in Maharashtra as “manufactured” and accused the Congress of using Dalits as a “tool” to come back to power. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) also demanded an answer from Congress President Rahul Gandhi over a letter written after the agitation by Maoist leader concerning purported role of Congress in backing the outfit legally and financially.

The BJP’s attack came a day after the Pune police arrested five people allegedly having close Maoist links, including prominent Dalit activist Sudhir Dhawale from Mumbai, Lawyer Surendra Gadling, activist Mahesh Raut and Shoma Sen from Nagpur and Rona Wilson from Delhi in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence on January 1. “The hunger for power in the Congress has been exposed as never before to the series of documents and the series of facts that we are going to keep in front of you,” BJP leader Sambit Patra told reporteres here at a press conference.
Patra said that the Bhima Koregaon incident started on December 31, 2017 and culminated around evening on January 1, 2018 in which a youth lost his life. (IANS)