Yogi encouraging such forces: Pawar
MUMBAI: Days after a police officer was killed by a mob that was protesting an alleged cow slaughter in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Friday said that the way minorities are being attacked in UP, it looks like the Yogi Adityanath government is encouraging such forces.
“The way minorities are being attacked in Uttar Pradesh, the murder of the police officer who tried to stop the unruly mob and the way matters are being dealt, it seems CM Adityanath is encouraging such forces,” said Pawar.
Pawar further said the BJP government is raising issues of cow slaughter and Ram Mandir to only divert people’s attention from their failure and asked people to remain cautious of this evil agenda.
He said the world knows that the BJP had made lots of promises in the run-up to elections in 2014 but has done nothing in the last four years.
Pawar also reacted to BJP national president Amit Shah’s statement where he opposed Telangana government’s proposal to increase the reservation quota for Muslims and Scheduled Tribes. Shah had cited the Supreme Court (SC) verdict that mandated a cap of 50% for caste reservation in any state.
Referring to Maharashtra government’s decision to provide 16% reservation to the Maratha community that also violates the apex court’s verdict, Pawar said it would be a test for CM Devendra Fadnavis to prove his commitment towards the backward sections of the society.