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Muzaffarnagar clashes: RLD chief Ajit Singh demands President's Rule in UP

ANI  |  New Delhi 

Rashtriya Lok Dal President on Sunday demanded that the Centre immediately impose President's rule in due to the complete failure of the administration in maintaining and order in the state and the inability to control the riots that have engulfed the region.

"There have been more than 100 cases of communal riots in since the came to power in the state. The latest riots in Muzaffarnagar have exposed the weak, ineffective and careless government, which is instigating the riots from the backdoor. The situation has become so bad that a senior police officer deserted the region for fear of his life. The had to be called in for restoring peace," he said.

Singh further said that it is ironical that the government has awarded two sets of compensation to the victims, and added that the state government should immediately correct this folly.

He said that the State government deploys 8,000 security personnel to stop the non-existent Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) yatra but failed to recognise the need to provide adequate forces to the region that has been witnessing continued tension and violence.

"The government failed to act against those prominent political leaders who have been instigating the people with hateful speeches leading to the flare up of communal riots," he said.

Singh said that the (SP) has been dividing the society on communal lines and is trying to divide the people who have been living in harmony and peace.

" It is because the is fearful of the voters' ire against the government's non-performance and they have resorted to communalising the region," he added.

appealed to the people to maintain calm and not to get instigated by the rumours that are being spread by nefarious elements, and continue the age-old tradition living in peace and harmony.

First Published: Sun, September 08 2013. 20:35 IST