New Delhi: Former Janata Dal (United) president Sharad Yadav on Monday rubbished reports of mass exodus of 346 Hindu families from Kairana village of Shamli district in Uttar Pradesh and said that such rumors are being spread in the wake of upcoming assembly polls in the state.
Yadav told ANI, “The people of Shamli District came to me and said that no mass exodus has taken place in Kairana. It’s just that Uttar Pradesh will be going for polls soon so the people are spreading such rumors.”
However, the ruling BJP at the Centre has termed the incident as unfortunate and asked Akhilesh Yadav-led Smajwadi Party Government to take responsibility for the same.
“If the people have to leave their village in their own country then the state government should take the responsibility. If the state government seeks any help from us, we will definitely provide them,” said Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju.
BJP legislator and Muzaffarnagar riots accused Hukum Singh had earlier reportedly said that the Hindus were being forced to leave their homes in the Muslim-majority town in Uttar Pradesh.
According to reports, the police have ordered a probe into the alleged migration after Singh presented a list of 346 families from the Muslim-majority town while claiming that they had to leave their homes after attacks and extortion attempts. (ANI)