Watch Video: Samajwadi Party’s red cap painted in blood of Ram bhakts, asserts Yogi Adityanath

Both Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Home Minister Amit Shah have decided to harp on the ‘abysmal’ law and order situation during an earlier Samajwadi Party dispensation.

Addressing a BJP rally in Muradnagar on Saturday, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath recalled the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots when the Samajwadi Party was in power.

He was cited by India Today’s news portal as saying, “More than 60 Hindus were killed and over 1,500 imprisoned during the riots. The caps of Samajwadi Party leaders are painted with the blood of innocent Ram Bhakts.”

Stretching the analogy and linking the communal strife to the present, Adityanath said, “They have fielded candidates who are responsible for the Kairana exodus and the Muzaffarnagar riots. If you don’t want a replay of the violence, vote for the BJP. If you want the property of rioters and mafias to be bulldozed, vote for the BJP. A few mafia candidates might be flexing their muscles now but after March 10, they will be begging for mercy at police stations.”

Yogi was cited by the ANI news agency as saying, “The Samajwadi Party, the Bahujan Samaj Party or the Congress – none offer security or good governance. There is a competition between the SP and the BSP to give tickets to the biggest criminal. If these criminals become MLAs, they will produce guns, not flowers, and there is only one way to treat them – JCB and bulldozer.”

In Baghpat, too, Adityanath kept up the decibel level and accused the erstwhile Samajwadi Party government of adopting a state model of destruction and developing only graveyards.

“The SP government had set up factories for ‘tamanchas’ (country-made pistols) but we are getting defence corridors built in the state. We are building a grand Ram temple as well,” the chief minister said, addressing an ”Influential Voters’ Dialogue” programme here.

“During their time, development was visible only in the graveyard. Nothing was built except boundary walls of cemeteries,” he alleged.

There used to be migration of traders from western Uttar Pradesh earlier but there is no migration today as development is indeed taking place, he asserted.

“They used to build their own bungalows, but we have built houses for the poor,” the chief minister said.

“The Saifai family used to thrive on recruitment. Now, recruitment takes place without recommendation and transaction,” he said, adding that the earlier government had empathy only for criminals.

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