New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday accused Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav of politicising the Dadri lynching case in wake of his comments that the latter would reveal names of the perpetrators to the Prime Minister.
“That’s a very strange comment coming from Mulayam Singh Yadav. Does that mean the law and order machinery is not willing to do their work unless they get a directive from the Chief Minister’s office?,” BJP leader Nalin Kohli told ANI.
“This appears to be patently an attempt to somehow politicize an issue, where there is no scope of political issue. It’s clearly a matter that needs to be dealt on the merits of law and order,” he added.
Mulayam Singh Yadav has claimed that at least three men involved in the killing belong to the BJP and he can reveal the names if Prime Minister Narendra Modi calls him.
“BJP had promised to remove discrimination. What discrimination have they removed? A father was killed while his son was posted on border. I had earlier spoken of three names who were involved in the killing. Those are associated with BJP. If PM calls, I will give all names,” he said.
He further claimed that the lynching was a conspiracy hatched by three persons from a specific organisation who had played a similar role in the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots.
He refused to identify the trio, saying his party would first conduct an enquiry.
The Dadri lynching took place on September 28 last year, when a Hindu mob attacked a Muslim family, alleging that the family was storing and consuming beef on the occasion of Eid.
The mob killed Mohammad Akhlaq and injured his son severely. Akhlaq’s other son was serving with the Indian Air Force in Chennai at the time. (ANI)