Then, training his guns at CM Akhilesh Yadav, he added, “If a chief minister cannot protect life and property of the people, he has no right to continue in office”.
There were a lot of similarities in the pattern of violence in Muzaffarnagar and Gujarat, Mistry said. The violence in Gujarat took place whenever the state faced elections. In both places, small, personal issues were turned into major communal issues. This was the result of efforts at communal polarisation. “The only difference I see is that after the violence in Gujarat, the bodies were taken for a round in villages. It was no so in Muzaffarnagar,” he said.