UP terror haven during BSP, SP regimes: Naqvi

BJP hit out at the ruling BSP and the SP in UP, alleging that the state had become a haven for terrorists during their regimes.

Ghaziabad: BJP on Tuesday hit out at the ruling
BSP and the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh, alleging that
the state had become a haven for terrorists during their
regimes which saw the rise of radical outfits like HuJI and

"Uttar Pradesh has become a haven for terrorists and
separatists over the last decade, during the regimes of
Mayawati and Mulayam Singh. SIMI and HuJI both have flourished
in the state during this period," BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told reporters here.

Naqvi said 50,000 "innocent" Muslim youths lodged in
jails across the country, particularly in Uttar Pradesh and
Maharashtra, on terror charges have been waiting for justice
for more than a decade.
If voted to power in the state, BJP will set up a
Commission to inquire their cases and the innocent Muslim
youths will be freed, he said.

Accusing Congress and Samajwadi Party of doing vote bank
politics, he said both the parties tried to rope in Jama
Masjid Shahi Imam Maulana Ahmad Bukhari, but the SP won the
battle by "bidding higher".

Bukhari had lost faith among Muslims, who are intelligent
enough to understand their welfare and development, he

On the Batla House encounter case, he said both the
Congress and SP are attacking each other, but none of them
have perfect knowledge about the issue.

He also said that BJP will form a `Samnaya Warg Nirdhan
Aayog` (general class poors commission) to give reservation
to weaker sections among upper castes.
Attacking Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Naqvi said,
"Rahul has poor knowledge about the poverty in the country and
he thinks that staying for one night in poor huts is enough to
serve them."

He alleged that Rahul has so far done nothing for the
poor, who were expecting too much from him.

"Congress, SP and BSP are like old medicines which cannot
cure illness like poverty, unemployment, communalism,
corruption and blackmoney," he said.