Kairana: Even as the BJP has demanded a CBI probe into the 'exodus' of Hindus from Kairana, a team of Hindu seers that visited the town in western Uttar Pradesh, yesterday, has slammed the saffron party for playing the "communal card".
The team comprising Hindu Mahasabha leader Swami Chakrapani, Swami Chinmayananda, Acharya Pramod Krishnan, Narayan Giri and Swami Kalyan Devji Maharaj among others on met several families to know the “truth”.
Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav's brother and UP cabinet minister Shivpal Yadav member had last week suggested that a team of "apolitical" Hindu seers should visit the town to ascertain the facts on the ground.
Speaking to TOI, Swami Chakrapani said, “It is wrong to claim that there is any religious angle to the problem in Kairana. BJP and its MP Hukum Singh are playing the communal card. It seems their only agenda is to win elections by striking fear in the hearts of Hindus in the region. We strongly condemn the politics of hate and fear mongering."
The seer added that the issue is not that Muslims dominate in Kairana but of crime. “Criminals have no religion," he said.
Chakrapani said that it is wrong to give a communal colour to the rising crime in the town.