BJP trying to make Kairana ‘exodus’ a big issue in UP poll: Congress

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 17, 2016 23:17 IST
BJP delegation led by State President Keshav Prasad Maurya handing over memorandum to Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik over Kairana issue at Governor house in Lucknow on Friday. (PTI)

Congress on Friday said the BJP didn’t send a team to Bundelkhand where farmers are killing themselves but to Kairana to make the “exodus” a big issue in Uttar Pradesh where Assembly polls are due next year.

“BJP has not sent a team to Bundelkhand where farmers are committing suicide or to areas in the state where cane growers are in distress due to pending arrears,” party spokesman R P N Singh told reporters.

He said when BJP’s just-concluded National Executive meeting in Allahabad took up the issue of Kairana, it was a “clear signal” of the nature of their politics in UP.

Referring to the Ishrat Jahan encounter case, he attacked the government alleging that witnesses were being tutored so that “Congress is seen in bad light & truth is suppressed”.

On reports about the possibility of interest rate of Public Provident Fund going below 8%, he said that this would be a big blow to the common man.

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