Samajwadi Party Trashed Charges Of Exodus In Kairana; Accused BJP Of Evoking Communal Clash
The war of words over Kairana “migration” today intensified with ruling Samajwadi Party trashing charges of “exodus” and accusing the BJP of vitiating the communal atmosphere in Uttar Pradesh ahead of the 2017 Assembly polls.
“There is no exodus in Kairana or anywhere in the state. We have intelligence and other reports in this regard. BJP leaders including Hukum Singh and others are inciting communal passions for political gains as Assembly elections are near,” SP spokesman and senior cabinet minister Shivpal Yadav told reporters.
“The entire state has become aware of BJP’s strategy. They are involved in all illegal works including grabbing land and fake currency trade. We are also initiating probe against them and strict action will be taken,” he said.
They are the same people who masterminded the Muzzafarnagar riots,” Shivpal said at a hurriedly convened press conference.
However, JD(U) MP and spokesperson K C Tyagi, who along with D Raja of CPI and Mohammad Salim of CPI-M, D P Tripathi of NCP and RJD’s Manoj Jha went to the western UP town, said the area was hit by poor law and order, forcing many families to leave over the years.
Shivpal suggested that a team of five “apolitical persons” visit Kairana to probe the reality. Shivpal said BJP’s intentions are not in favour of state.
About allegations levelled against him in connection with the Mathura incident by BJP, which also demanded his resignation, Shivpal said, “Party leader Amar Singh had already replied to it.”
Advising BJP to practicise “healthy politics”, he said they should not try to create communal tension with an eye on the Assembly elections.
“Be it Sangeet Som (BJP MLA) or anyone else the state government will not let anyone to plan riots. We will collect proof against them and will expose them before the media soon,” he said.
Shivpal also released a list of 10 party candidates for 2017 Assembly polls. With this, the party has so far declared candidates for 156 seats (out of total 403 seats).