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Serving each other is SP-BJP Raaj: Babbar

india Updated: Oct 09, 2006 01:12 IST

JAN MORCHA Alliance (JMA) president Raj Babbar on Sunday accused the Mulayam Singh Government of hobnobbing with the BJP and the RSS to ‘terrorise’ Muslims in the State. Babbar said both were helping each other to serve their interests.

Addressing media persons before launching the second phase of Mukti Sangram Yatra from Haidergarh (Barabanki), Babbar said communal flare-up in Masauli (Barabanki) on Dussehra had demonstrated the emerging trend of the ‘SP-BJP’ links to keep the minority community under tight leash. Babbar alleged that by terror tactics the SP had been making desperate efforts to stop the migration of the community from its fold. He alleged that the SP was trying to convey the message to the community that if its members did not support the party, they would face a difficult situation. “The BJP has come to the rescue of the SP,” Babbar alleged.

Babbar said reports from Masauli in which two persons were killed exposed the complicity of the both parties. Babbar hoped that both the parties would not be able to whip up communal passion for electoral gains. Referring to entry of BJP leader Neeraj Chaturvedi (Kanpur) into the SP, Babbar said it further strengthened his conviction about the tie-up between the two parties.

Expressing satisfaction at the response to Mukti Sangram yatra in eastern UP during the first phase, Babbar said the region had a lot of problems. He said Yadav government failed to solve these problems. Babbar also announced 50-hour sit-in-stir outside the Vidhan Sabha from Monday. He said JMA partners would stage a dharna from tomorrow against the anti-people policies of the State government. The second phase would come to an end at Madhogarh (Jalaun) on October 19.

Babbar said the Jan Morcha had decided to stay away from civic election but would extend support to its allies. He said under the present arrangements, civic elections were unconstitutional, as the system of rotation in seat reservation had not been followed.

He also that said Congress-led UPA government had favourably responded to the JMA demand about the change in policy for land acquisition for special economic zones. He castigated the State Government for grabbing prime land of farmers around Delhi for setting up industries.

 He said the Central Government should immediately amend the Land Acquisition Act to stop UP government from taking over agriculture land for SEZ. He said only wasteland should be acquired for this purpose.