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Mulayam more dangerous than Modi: BSP leader to Muslims

Press Trust of India  |  Sambhal (UP) 

national general secretary Naseemuddin Siddiqui today cautioned the Muslims against SP chief Yadav describing him as "more dangerous than Prime Minister Modi".

"Muslims, you all need to be wary of Yadav...He is more dangerous than Modi...During Modi's term as chief minister of Gujarat, 42 Muslims were killed in the Godhra riots, while 187 of them were killed in the Muzaffarnagar riots (in Uttar Pradesh) under the SP government," he said at the BSP's 'Bhaichara Committee' meeting here.

"Muslims, if you dislike Modi so much, why don't you dislike Mulayam?" Siddiqui asked, adding that the community had been voting for Mulayam for 25 years but what had he given to them in return.

"Mulayam remembers the minorities only at times but after that, they are forgotten...All the parties, be it the or the SP, have used Muslims as a vote-bank," alleged the leader.

Siddiqui said riots did not take place "on their own" but were "instigated".

"Both the SP and the BJP instigate riots as part of a conspiracy for their political gains," he alleged.

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First Published: Wed, October 19 2016. 19:07 IST