Lucknow: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Sangeet Som will undertake “Paidal Nirbhay Yatra” across western Uttar Pradesh from Friday to make people feel secure.
The BJP MLA from Sardhana will start his yatra from Meerut and culminate in Shamli district.
Som, an accused in 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots, wants to instil confidence in people, who are staying in fear due to the “communal atmosphere being created” by some political parties.
Speaking to The Indian Express, the BJP leader said, he has decided the week-long 'Paidal Nirbhay Yatra' “to make people feel safe”. He further assured that his party is with the people of UP and and won’t let any untoward incident.
Meanwhile, 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.
While addressing a press conference Suresh Kumar, BJP spokesperson said, “The common man is not feeling safe and is helpless as he has no options but to live in an unsafe environment and the Uttar Pradesh government is fully responsible for this. Today I spoke with many people. The list which was released by Hukum Singh ji only included 346 families from Kairana and 83 of Kandla whwre as in real there are more people who have left the village and there are many more you are willing to do the same.”
According to reports, the police have ordered a probe into the alleged migration after BJP MP Hukum Singh presented a list of 346 families from the Muslim-majority village while claiming that they had to leave their homes after attacks and extortion attempts.