The Indian National Congress spokesman Randeep Surjewala on Sunday hit back at Amit Shah's remark and said the incidents of crime including lynching has "marked increase" under BJP rule.
“The law and order has gone for a toss under the three years of BJP rule at the Centre. There has been a marked increase in the number of rape, murder, loot and lynching incidents,” he told reporters.
Earlier on Saturday, BJP President Amit Shah had said that his govt is unfairly being held responsible for increasing mob lynching incidents as such cases were higher in numbers under UPA rule.
Surjewala visited the kin of 17-year-old Junaid who was killed by a mob on board a Mathura-bound train recently.
He called for justice to the family of Junaid and said strict action should be taken against the culprits so that such a “dastardly act” was never repeated.
Other Congress leaders also accompanied Surjewala.
Junaid was stabbed to death while his brothers—Hashim and Sakir—were injured by a mob which also allegedly hurled communal slurs against them on board the Delhi-Mathura passenger train between Ballabgarh and Mathura stations.
(With PTI inputs)