BJP condemns attack
ACCUSING THE Samajwadi Party (SP) of being hand in glove with Muslims, who held a huge demonstration in the State Capital on Sunday, the party strongly condemned the attack on its office on the Vidhan Sabha Marg here on Sunday.Updated: Feb 20, 2006 01:06 IST
ACCUSING THE Samajwadi Party (SP) of being hand in glove with Muslims, who held a huge demonstration in the State Capital on Sunday, the party strongly condemned the attack on its office on the Vidhan Sabha Marg here on Sunday.
Talking to reporters, state BJP spokesman Hriday Narain Dixit said the demonstration by Muslims was sponsored by the SP and it was evident by the presence of the SP leaders, including SP MP Bhagwati Singh, Ravidas Mehrotra, president of the SP city unit, Muzib-ur-Rehman and Mukhtar Anees, in the procession.
The demonstrators, Dixit said, ‘attacked’ the BJP office in a planned manner, damaged property and beat up all those who were present there, including Hari Singh, Rama Shankar Shukla, Rakesh Singh, Dinesh Yadav, Nazim Ali, Raju Tandon and others.
He regretted that the police were the moot spectator when the demonstrators were setting hoarding, posters and banners on fire in and outside the Office and no action had so far been taken against anybody despite the fact that an FIR had been lodged with the Hazratganj police about the incident.
Dixit alleged that the SP was playing dirty and dangerous game of ‘appeasement’ of Muslims for cheap vote politics and was interested in creating communal trouble in the state for petty political gains.
A group of BJP activists led by the party’s city unit president Jaipal Singh burnt the effigy of Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav outside the Vidhan Bhavan in protest against attack on the party office. Later, he demanded dismissal of the SP-led government on the plea that the law and order situation had touched the lowest ebb and Mulayam was doing everything to hurt the Hindu sentiments and appease Muslims.
Meanwhile, the BJP demanded the arrest of State Minister Haji Yaqoob for announcing of reward of Rs 51 crore to anybody who would kill the Danish cartoonist.