In the city to support BJP candidate Vimla Batham, Adityanath, the face of the party’s campaign for the September 13 bypolls, said the UP government had failed to maintain communal harmony because the ‘population of a certain community had risen several times’.
“Under the leadership of Akhilesh Yadav, UP has so far has witnessed 450 communal riots. Why are there no riots in eastern UP?” he said at a public meeting in Sector 45. “We will not tolerate harassment of Hindus in the state at any cost. Various parts of UP witnessed communal riots but eastern UP remained untouched. If anybody tries to touch Hindus in eastern UP, he will have to face the consequences,” he added.
Adityanath also accused the state government of ‘funding’ one community. “The UP government is biased towards one community. Rather than funding one particular community, the government should spend the money on improving the electricity situation in the state.”