New Delhi, Sep 2: Charging the Uttar Pradesh Government of failing to maintain law and order in the state following communal violence in Muzaffarnagar District, Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh on Thursday said Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav is trying to make every incident a Hindu Muslim issue in his attempt to become the Narendra Modi of his state.
“Mulayam is trying to make every incident a Hindu Muslim issue. He is trying to be UP’s Modi (Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi),” Singh told media here.
“Mulayam is not left with any issue for elections. That is the reason a lot of anti-social elements are taking advantage. There is a total collapse of law and order and anti-social elements are taking advantage,” he added, as he headed to Baghpat, where AK 47 cartridges and bullets and a pistol have been reportedly found.
Ajit Singh and his son Jayant Chaudhary were earlier on Monday stopped from entering Uttar Pradesh, while they were on their way to riot-hit Muzaffarnagar. The two were detained near Ghaziabad.
Singh had earlier said that he is ready to take responsibility for the people who have fled from the affected-areas fearing clashes.
“I will make committees in villages from where the villagers have fled and bring them back to their homes,” he added.
Meanwhile, strict vigil and heavy patrolling continues in all the troubled areas of Uttar Pradesh.
The situation in and around the districts of Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Baghpat and Meerut, is tense but under control. Life is limping back to normalcy, with no fresh violence reported yesterday.
On a preventive measure, the administration has extended the closure of school, colleges in Muzaffarnagar and other troubled areas till Sep mber 14.
The Uttar Pradesh Government has also constituted a one-member judicial commission to probe Muzaffarnagar violence, which claimed at least 40 lives.
The commission, which would mainly look into administrative lapses, if any, in controlling the violence, would submit its report to the government within two months.
Violence broke out in the Kawal area of Muzaffarnagar on Saturday when members of a community returning from a panchayat meeting in Naglabadhod, three kilometres from Kawal, clashed with members of another community. (ANI)