Lucknow: Bajrang Dal on Thursday claimed that around 40 Hindu families have migrated from Uttar Pradesh's Deoband due to poor law and order situation.
Bajrang Dal leader Vikas Tyagi blamed Akhilesh Yadav led Samajwadi Party government of failing to provide security to the Hindu families, following which the families migrated to other places.
Bajrang Dal's accusations comes just days after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Hukum Singh presented a list of 346 families from the Muslim-majority village Kirana while claiming that they had to leave their homes after attacks and extortion attempts.
The BJP MP, who earlier released a list of 346 people, however later clarified that the people fled due to "threats and extortion by criminal elements belonging to a particular community".
“It's not a communal issue, but a law and order problem," he said.
A delegation of leaders of five parties that visited Kairana yesterday hit out at BJP for giving a "communal" angle to the migration of families even as the ruling party took a swipe at JD(U) and RJD, which were part of the group, for "vitiating" the atmosphere after "failing" to run Bihar.
The CPI-M accused the BJP of whipping up Hindutva ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls and said it was promoting "the cult of an authoritarian leader".
The eight-member BJP delegation which went to review the situation in controversial Kairana village on Wednesday targeted the Uttar Pradesh government over the deteriorating law and order condition and said that apart the 346 families who have already migrated from the village, many more are willing to do the same.