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BJP leader Adityanath makes hate speech again

Yogi Adityanath, Bharatiya Janata Party’s lead campaigner for the by-polls in UP, made yet another controversial statement on Sunday as he blamed people of a minority religion for the state’s recent communal tensions.

india Updated: Sep 08, 2014 09:31 IST
Vinod Rajput
Vinod Rajput
Hindustan Times

Yogi Adityanath, Bharatiya Janata Party’s lead campaigner for the by-polls in Uttar Pradesh, made yet another controversial statement on Sunday as he blamed people of a minority religion for the state’s recent communal tensions.

“There have been 450 riots cases in West UP in two-and-a-half years of Samajwadi Party because the population of a particular community is rising manifold. Why there are no riots in Eastern UP? you can easily understand,” he said during a rally in Noida.

"In places where there are 10 to 20% minorities, stray communal incidents take place. Where there are 20 to 35% of them, serious communal riots take place and where they are more than 35%, there is no place for non-Muslims," the Lok Sabha member said.

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Adityanath, elected a Parliamentarian from Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur in the May elections, has made similar comments in the past. "In places where there are 10 to 20% minorities, stray communal incidents take place.

Where there are 20 to 35% of them, serious communal riots take place and where they are more than 35%, there is no place for non-Muslims," he had said during a television news programme.

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The BJP MP was also under attack in recent days after two CDs surfaced in which he is shown making inflammatory speeches against minorities.

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