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BJP accuses Samajwadi Party of giving protection to terrorists by using 'cycles'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 21 February 2022, 15:17 IST
Akhilesh Yadav

In the midst of ongoing Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday accused Samajwadi Party of providing impunity to terrorist by making use of its ‘cycles’.

Speaking to news agency ANI, BJP spokesperson, Shehzad Poonawala, said, Today the question is not of the use of cycles. The SP has given protection to terrorists on its cycles. The SP has given 'sanrakshan poora (full protection) to terrorists. Why does SP give full protection to terrorists? Will Akhilesh Yadav answer this?"

The BJP leader laid claim to that the SP chief had gone to Ahmedabad to give protection to Abu Azami. "In 2006 the SP said that SIMI is not a terror outfit. The way the SP started the process to withdraw cases against terrorists even invited comments from the court. So, did the cycle symbol of the party not work to support terrorism?" he added.

Hitting out at the Samajwadi Party, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday had stated that the Opposition party is protecting and giving shelter to terrorists while jeopardising the national security.

Addressing a public rally in Nighasan and Dhaurhara constituency of Lakhimpur Kheri, CM Yogi Adityanath said, "Ahmedabad court has sentenced 38 terrorists in the blast case. One of the convicts is a person of the SP. I want to ask Akhilesh Yadav why he has not given explanations. They are giving shelter to terrorists. They are playing with the security of the country. Will the people vote for those who support terrorism?"

Seven phases of the UP Assembly polls kicked off from February 10 and will end on March 7 for the 403 seats in the state while the people's decision would be known on 10th March.

(With ANI inputs)

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First published: 21 February 2022, 15:17 IST