Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar has broken his silence on violence unleashed by the supporters of rapist Gurmeet Singh by mocking the demands for his resignation.
Speaking to reporters, a defiant Khattar said, “I followed the court’s order (in maintaining law and order situation). Let people keep asking for my resignation.humne apna kaam acchi tarah kiya tha (We’ve discharged our responsibilities well.)”
He was speaking after meeting the BJP president Amit Shah.
The violent incidents last week had left 38 people dead and more than 250 injured. The supporters of Dera had set crores of properties on fire while also targetting media personnel. This was after the Punjab and Haryana High Court convicted Gurmeet Singh in rapes case.
Singh was later handed over 20 years of jail sentence.
The High Court had taken a serious note of the administrative lapses while accusing the Khattar government of being complicit with the rioters. It had also chided Prime Minister Narendra Modi adding that he was not the ‘prime minister of BJP but whole India.’