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CM Yogi Adityanath's claim of no riots in UP in last 2 years is farce: Mayawati

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 21 March 2019, 14:00 IST
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Enumerating the success of BJP in Uttar Pradesh, CM Yogi Adityanath has claimed that in last two years the state did not witness any communal riots and BSP supremo has called it a ‘farcical claim.’

On Tuesday, Yogi Adityanath led BJP government completed two years in the office and presented its report card to the public. While interacting with the media, Yogi said that not a single communal riot took place in UP in last two years since his party came to power.

Although, the BSP leader and Dalit powerhouse Mayawati attacked the BJP leader and CM Yogi Adityanath and tweeted that the claim is ‘farcical.’

Mayawati, after wishing Holi to her followers said, “BJP's claim that UP remain riot-free in past 2 years is farce. During the period BJP leaders & ministers remain awfully busy in lifting of heinous cases against them. And what about mob lynching etc which brought bad name to the country and ultimately Hon court had to intervene.”

Although, Yogi Adityanath claimed on Wednesday, by giving a set of numbers since 2012 when the Akhilesh Yadav led SP government was in power and compared it with the 2017-19.

“In 2012, there were 227 major communal riots. In 2013, there were 247 such riots. In 2014, there were 242 riots. And 219 riots in 2015 and more than 100 in 2016 - in which properties worth crores were lost. However, during the BJP government, not a single riot took place. Nor were there any incident of acid attacks or kidnapping.”

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First published: 21 March 2019, 14:00 IST