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Modi poser on UP power reforms, data suggest otherwise

PM Modi accused Akhilesh Yadav of discriminating against people on the basis of religion and caste

Archis Mohan  |  Lucknow 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday accused the Samajwadi Party (SP) government of discriminating against people on the basis of religion and caste, including the manner in which land was allocated for Muslim graveyards and Hindu cremation grounds, and electricity supplied during festivals. “If a village has a graveyard, it should also have a cremation ground. If there is electricity on Ramzan, it should also be there on Diwali…There should be no discrimination,” he said. The statement came on the day 69 seats in central Uttar Pradesh went to polls as part of the ...

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First Published: Sun, February 19 2017. 23:59 IST
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