India, July 20 -- Uttar Pradesh Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday blamed the Congress's policies for the Sonbhadra shooting incident and announced the suspension of a sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) and four policemen in connection with the matter.

Adityanath said the origin of the incident could be traced back to 1955 and 1989 when the Congress was in power in Uttar Pradesh.

Amid noisy scenes, Adityanath first read out a written statement in the assembly about the action taken by his government. Later, he targeted the Congress while speaking to reporters at the Central Hall of the state assembly.

His attack on the Congress came on a day on which party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was detained by police in Chunar town...