BJP-SP spar over communal clashes in Uttar Pradesh


The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday lashed out at the Samajwadi Party (SP) for levelling what it claimed were “unsubstantiated charges” against the party with regard to the communal tension in Uttar Pradesh.

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“As in the past, the ruling party is trying to cover its misdeeds, incompetence and failure to maintain law and order,” said Pathak.

“Rajendra Chowdhary has alleged that the opposition is rattled by development work by Akhilesh Yadav and the people involved in recent communal violence are the ones that were behind the Muzaffarnagar riots… they have police, intelligence… why don’t they act,” he asked.

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Uttar Pradesh in the past few days has been witness to communal clashes in at least ten districts.

This mudslinging between the BJP and the SP government in Uttar Pradesh comes in the wake of the killing of Akhlaq, 50, who was rumored to have kept beef in his house in Greater Noida. His 22-year-old son Danish was critically injured by a 200-strong mob which barged into their house on Monday night following rumours that the family had eaten beef and had stored it.

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Soon after Akhlaq was murdered, allegedly by an enraged Hindu mob, mostly belonging to local BJP leader’s family.



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