Renewing his attack on BJP, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Monday said an inquiry has “exposed” their claims of “migration of Hindus from Kairana”. He said the BJP was raising such “baseless” matters to “vitiate” the atmosphere in the poll-bound state —- the attack coming a day after senior BJP leader and Union minister MVenkaiah Naidu said “Kairana migration” will not be a main issue for the party in the Assembly polls in UP due next year.
“The BJP is raising baseless issues like migration from Kairana since they have nothing to show in terms of development during their two years in power. They know if they debated on development, the SP government would lead, hence they have resort to raising such issues to vitiate the atmosphere in state,” Akhilesh said addressing a gathering in Lakhimpur Kheri after laying the foundation stone of several development projects.
Akhilesh also raised the issue of the list of 346 families that BJP MP from Kairana, Hukum Singh, had released claiming that they had migrated out of Kairana. “Some of the people on the list left the place over 15 years back for jobs, some died. But they are saying that it is an exodus and are blaming the state government calling it our failure. An inquiry has found their claims to be false. It has exposed them,” he said, while urging people to “remain cautious” about the “attempts being made by the Opposition.