BJP has also demanded an apology from Sonia and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the incident and said that they should own responsibility and express regret for the use of brutal police force to suppress the agitation.
Addressing a press conference in Panaji, Aarti Mehra, general secretary, BJP said that sources had confirmed that UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi is the main person behind issuing the order of lathi charge to tackle the agitation against corruption by Baba Ramdev. “We have come to know this from our internal sources and the statements made by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh,” she said
Mehra also said that the police approach to tackle the agitation by Baba Ramdev was adopted at the prompting of Sonia and the prime minister was kept in the dark about the crackdown.
She also said that the ruthlessness with which the Delhi police went about suppressing the protestors reveals the mindset of the Congress. “Government has still not explained as to who decided to take such a drastic action against the satyagrahis in Ramlila maidan,” said Mehra
BJP also demanded that Gandhi and Singh must apologize to the nation for violating the fundamental constitutional rights of the citizens to peacefully protest against the policies and actions of the government.