Azam Khan attacks BJP for creating ‘communal tensions’ in UP

  • PTI, Rampur
  • Updated: Jan 11, 2016 20:04 IST
Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan during 'Kalki Mahotsav' in Sambhal, Uttar Pradesh. (PTI Photo)

SP leader Azam Khan has accused the BJP of “creating communal tensions” in Uttar Pradesh by raking up Ram Mandir issue ahead of 2017 polls, saying the party will face a “worst” defeat in the state elections following drubbing in Delhi and Bihar.

The national general secretary of Samajwadi Party yesterday warned people to remain extremely vigilant as “the BJP has launched a poisonous communal campaign by exploiting Ram Mandir issue to grab power in the coming elections.”

“They (BJP) remind, remember and cry about Ram Mandir when elections approach near and forget their vex issue after elections are over. The BJP is habitual of creating communal tensions and take the major communities on the path of riots,” he said.

If they (BJP) were followers of Lord Ram in real sense, then they should practice renunciation and not conspire to grab power on fictitious and malicious grounds, UP’s Urban Development minister said.

Khan said the BJP has been toeing Congress’ policies and it too would place the outfit in the marsh, as “this has been proved in the outcome of Delhi and Bihar elections and it will further be established in Gujarat assembly polls.”

“The BJP shall not succeed in transforming its dream of grabbing power in UP and face a drubbing worst than Delhi and Bihar. Hence, it should abstain from creating chaotic conditions in the states where elections will take place soon,” the Cabinet minister added.

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