The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday accused the Samajwadi Party Government in Uttar Pradesh of politicising the Dadri lynching incident and said that it exposed the failure of the state administration.
“The Samajwadi Party and in particular Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Azam Khan’s response in this case had been one lacking sensitivity. They tried to politicise this from the word go. This is a clear case of failure of Uttar Pradesh administration, they are unable to really control the law and order situation in the state,” BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimharao told ANI.
“They must ensure that law and order is properly controlled and they must stop politicising incidents like the one that happened in Dadri,” he added.
The family members of the Dadri lynching victim Mohammed Akhlaq, who was murdered for allegedly possessing beef in his house, met the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister today.
Yadav had earlier announced a compensation of Rs. 20 lakh to the kin of 50-year-old Akhlaq.
The Chief Minister had also assured justice to the family of Akhlaq.
Meanwhile, two main accused in the lynching case, Shivam and Vishal, were arrested yesterday, raising the total number of accused in the case to eight.