Reacting to Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav’s statement on Dadri lynching on Wednesday, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said the statement was issued at a wrong time and would influence the on-going police investigation in this case.
“Mulayam has given the statement in frustration because his son’s (UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav) government has failed on all fronts, including law and order. Mulayam is chief of a party which is often accused of not been able to handle the deteriorating law and order situation in UP. After Mulayam’s statement, the police officers investigating the case will not dare to go against his views,” said Laxmikant Bajpai, BJP president, Uttar Pradesh.
Mulayam on Thursday called Dadri killing a “well pre-planned conspiracy” by three leaders of a certain party. However, Mulayam, who linked these three leaders to Muzaffarnagar riots, said he will name the party only after investigation into the case is completed.
“While linking Dadri incident to Muzaffarnagar, Mulayam forgot that his party’s Muslim leaders were involved in spreading violence as mentioned in court-appointed SIT report,” said Bajpai.
Bajpai also demanded that FIR should be lodged against Ikhlaq’s family, who is accused of slaughtering a calf.
“Akhilesh Yadav is offering Rs 45 lakh to cow killers and no compensation is offered to those who are being killed for protecting cows. How can Akhilesh misuse state exchequer funds,” said Bajpai.
“Had the police reached on time, Ikhlaq would not have been killed by the mob. Mulayam’s statement proves that he does not want the police to conduct an honest probe. He does not want justice in the case,” said Rajendra Awana, organisation secretary of the Uttar Pradesh Congress.