Sangeet Som, the BJP MLA, who was allegedly instrumental in inciting violence in Muzaffarnagar in 2013, when more than 60 people were murdered, has announced he will hold a walk from Meerut to Kairana on Friday to make people safe in Kairana.
The riot accused BJP MLA said that he was doing so make people safe in the village, which has become a centre of national media coverage after a fake allegation of Hindu exodus.
Som told Indian Express, “I don’t know why people are creating a communal atmosphere. I want them to live peacefully. BJP is with them and won’t let anything wrong happen to anyone. I will walk from Meerut to Kairana on foot with thousands of my party workers.”
Som warned that he will hold rallies across Uttar Pradesh if a “proper inquiry was not conducted.”
Som is facing serious charges under various sections of the IPC for violating prohibitory orders, deterring public servants from discharging their duties and wrongful restraint.
There is also allegation that Som and his fellow accused, had participated in Nadala Mador mahapanchayat meeting and incited violence through their speeches in August, 2013.
Singh had later performed spectacular U-turn by saying that his attempt to give it a communal colour was a mistake.
The state is going for crucial assembly polls next year and the BJP has made its intention clear that it desperately wants to win the state, having most number of MLAs in the country.
Analysts feel that the saffron party is keen to play the polarisation card to win the state because the same strategy had given it 71 out of 80 MPs in 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
The Lok Sabha elections had taken place just few months after the Muzaffarnagar riots, where the role of host of BJP leaders including Som, Singh and Sanjiv Balyan, now a minister in the central government, had come under sharp scrutiny.