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Akhilesh Yadav’s Hands Are Stained With Blood of Muzaffarnagar, Says Yogi Adityanath in Kairana

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also took a dig at Tabassum Hassan, the Samajwadi Party leader who is contesting the Kairana bypoll on a Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) ticket.

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Updated:May 22, 2018, 3:21 PM IST
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Akhilesh Yadav’s Hands Are Stained With Blood of Muzaffarnagar, Says Yogi Adityanath in Kairana
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Noida: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reached western UP’s Kairana Lok Sabha area to campaign for the upcoming by-elections. While addressing a rally in Saharanpur district, the CM lashed out at his predecessor and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, alleging that his hands were “stained with the blood” of innocents who died in the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots.

Yogi also took a dig at Tabassum Hassan, the Samajwadi Party leader who is contesting the Kairana bypoll on a Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) ticket.

“SP will give its candidates on rent to different parties but Akhilesh Yadav will not come here to talk to you people as his hands are stained in the blood of people who were killed in the Muzaffarnagar riots. Today, criminals are running and the government is chasing them. Anyone who misbehaves with our daughters and businessmen will face the government,” Adityanath said.

The CM claimed that the BJP has created a positive mahaul (atmosphere) in the country. “We don’t work for any one particular community but instead, take everyone along with us. We plan to give 11 lakh houses to the poor in India. Earlier, investors would never come to UP but we are changing that,” he added.

The polls for Kairana Lok Sabha seat and Noorpur Assembly Seat will be held on May 28 and the counting of votes will take place on May 31.

The Kairana Lok Sabha seat fell vacant after the death of sitting BJP MP Hukum Singh in February. Jats and Gujjars are the two of the largest chunks of voters in Kairana. While BJP leaders are confident that Gujjar voters will stick with the party out of sympathy for deceased MP Hukum Singh, a Gujjar, the Jat voter could prove to be the kingmakers of Kairana.

After losses in the Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha bypolls, BJP leaders don’t want to leave any stone unturned in Kairana. In this constituency, Hukum Singh’s daughter Mriganka will be up against the member of another prominent political family from western UP. Tabassum Hassan, mother of Samajwadi Party MLA Nahid Hassan, who had defeated Mriganka in the 2017 UP Assembly Elections from Kairana. Tabassum is the joint candidate of the opposition parties.

The Noorpur Assembly seat in Bijnor district also fell vacant in February when sitting BJP MLA Lokendra Singh died in a car accident.



| Edited by: Puja Menon
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