UP Minister Trashes Kairana Exodus Charge, Slams BJP


Lucknow: The war of words over Kairana “migration” on Friday 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 Kairna 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 here.

“The entire state has become aware of them (BJP leaders) …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.

“Their only work is to orchestrate riots and let people fight with each other but the state government will not let this happen. They are the same people who masterminded the Muzzafarnagar riots,” Shivpal said at a hurriedly convened press conference.