Controversial BJP MP, Sakshi Maharaj, has added fuel to the ongoing political slugfest over the Dadri lynching incident saying that he is ready to kill or get killed to save cows. The Unnao MP said, "We won't remain silent if somebody tries to kill our mother. We are ready to kill and get killed."
Sakshi Maharaj slammed the UP Government's handling of the issue and said, "The Uttar Pradesh government's double standards have been exposed. The way in which the incident is being politicised is condemnable."
The UP Government had earlier announced a ex-gratia amount of Rs 10 lakh and then increased it to Rs 20 lakh for the lynching victim, Akhlaq's family. Maharaj had then said this was done on the basis of appeasement. The compensation has again been increased to Rs 45 Lakh. Slamming this decision, the BJP MP questioned why no compensation was given to the two girls who were raped and murdered in Unnao.
A day ago, UP Minister from Samajwadi Party Azam Khan sent a letter to the United Nations on the communal incidents in the state and seeking intervention to contain targeting of Muslims in India. Sakshi Maharaj hit out at Azam Khan and said "Azam Khan is a Pakistani. He has faith in Pakistan's political force."
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