Delegation of various political parties to visit Kairana

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After a nine-member Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) team visited Kairana to review the situation over the alleged exodus of Hindus, a delegation of MPs from various parties will on 16 June visit the village in Uttar Pradesh.

The delegation will also visit Kandhala in western Uttar Pradesh from where the BJP had alleged large-scale migration of Hindus.

It may be noted BJP MP Hukum Singh had claimed Hindu families were leaving in large numbers from Muslim-majority Kairana town in Shamli district under duress.

The delegation of MPs will consist of KC Tyagi of JD(U), Mohammed Salim of CPM, D Raja of CPI, DP Tripathi of Nationalist Congress Party’s and Rashtriya Janata Dal spokesperson Manoj Jha among others.

Tyagi said having tasted success in Godhra riots and Muzaffarnagar in UP, the right wing forces may try to replicate the same before the coming UP Assembly polls in 2017.

“We flay BJP chief Amit Shah for saying the Kairana exodus will be taken up at a national level. This has created tension in western Uttar Pradesh,” he added.

The delegation will also meet various people and also address a gathering in Kairana, he added.

Meanwhile, state BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya said the migration of Hindus in Kairana was a result of high-handedness of a particular section of society.

“Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is yet to bring the truth of Mathura before the people; he is instead blaming media for Kairana. The government should come out in the open about Kairana incident,” he alleged.

Accusing Mayawati of issuing contradictory statements, he said, “She demands imposition of President’s rule after Kairana and demands CBI inquiry on Mathura incident, but accused the Centre of misusing CBI.”