ALLAHABAD: BJP chief Amit Shah on Monday referred to the recent exodus of Hindu families from the Kairana village and the Mathura violence to attack the Akhilesh Yadav-led SP government.
However, the BJP stopped short of making any announcement for the UP polls. Asked if the BJP had decided on its election management for Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Punjab, Himachal and Uttarakhand, senior leader Arun Jaitley told Express the party chief would take a call on it in the coming days.
As Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav accused the BJP of spreading lies about the incidents, Jaitley challenged him to make the next elections “a referendum on law and order in the state.”
Apart from Shah, two of senior BJP leaders and ministers also termed the incidents of Mathura and Kairana as serious. The BJP has set up a seven-member team to visit Kairana to investigate the matter. Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari promised “proper action” after the party team’s probe into the “very sensitive matter”.
Meanwhile, the state government ordered a a probe into the migration of Hindus from Kairana in Shamli district.