Kairana exodus due to 'terror of a section of society', says UP BJP chief

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya on Thursday alleged that besides law-and-order problem, it was the "terror of a section of the society" which led to alleged Hindu migration in Kairana.

"Besides law-and-order problem, the exodus has happened because of the terror unleashed by a particular section of the society in Kairana," he told reporters.

He also alleged that the district administration failed to check migration because of "government pressure".

 Kairana exodus due to terror of a section of society, says UP BJP chief

File photo of Keshav Prasad Maurya. Image courtesy: IBNLive

Maurya said the report of the probe team sent by BJP to conduct an on-the-spot assessment of the "large scale migration" will be handed over to Governor Ram Naik on Friday.

Regarding the state government yesterday suspending SSP, Gorakhpur Anant Dev after a Samajwadi Party leader's son was reportedly beaten up in the police custody there, Maurya accused the SP of adopting "double standards".

"The Gorakhpur SSP was immediately suspended, but no action was taken against the Mathura SSP, despite large scale violence at Jawahar Bagh there," he said.

Asked about some Congress leaders' demand of bringing Varun Gandhi into the party fold and projecting him as the Chief Ministerial candidate, Maurya said Varun Gandhi is a BJP MP and such a demand by some Congressmen points towards their "mental bankruptcy". The BJP leader said a two-day state working committee meeting of the party will be held in Moradabad, beginning 9 July.

Indicating that the working committee will be reconstituted before the meeting, Maurya said a new team will take part in it.

He also said BJP national president Amit Shah will soon attend meetings of booth-level presidents at four places in the state.

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Updated Date: Jun 16, 2016 22:39:27 IST