Rahul Gandhi's visit to riot-hit areas slammed by Mulayam Singh Yadav

Written by PTI | Lucknow | Updated: Dec 25 2013, 03:12am hrs
Questioning Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's visit to Shamli and Muzaffarnagar to meet riot victims, SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav today said people living in the camps were being misled by Congress and BJP men.

"Where was he when there was injustice He earlier returned from Muzaffarnagar after just waving hands. Congress and BJP leaders used to visit the relief camps in the night and mislead people there. This is all a conspiracy of Congress and BJP," Yadav said while addressing party workers at SP headquarter here.

"Now, they have reached there for inciting the people," he alleged.

Asserting that the state government had done whatever was possible for the victims, Yadav said Rs five lakh was given for construction of houses and Rs 2 lakh for purchasing essentials. "No such facilities were given to such victims anywhere in India."

Asking partymen to take the Lok Sabha elections seriously shunning differences, Yadav said some candidates had been changed by the party but still five-six candidates were not working satisfactory.

"The elections will be held in April. Only three months are left for the polls. Both BJP and Congress will not be able to get majority while Third Front would get it and form the government," he said.

Referring to BJP leader Narendra Modi, Yadav said, "Modi has orchestrated massacre in Gujarat. He can never become the Prime Minister."

On BJP's prospects in the general elections, he said, "There are 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat. Even if they (BJP) win all the seats there, it would not make any difference. As UP is crucial, winning maximum seats here is a must," Yadav said.

Alleging that both the national parties were hand-in- glove with each other, Yadav said Congress hatched conspiracies while BJP supported it.

"In the past five years, only scams were done by the government at the Centre. While Congress used to conspire, BJP supported it in its deeds," he alleged.

Yadav said if the party does not fare well in the Lok Sabha polls, functioning of the state government would also be affected.