Shivpal Yadav slams BJP, says it indulges in conspiracy, riots when polls are neartext_fields
Ballia: Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Shivpal Yadav on Wednesday slammed BJP over Haryana and Manipur violence, saying that whenever elections are near, the party “indulges in conspiracy and gets riots done”.
BJP members only do politics of appeasement, Yadav said while replying to a question regarding the recent violence in the two states.
At least six people, including two home guards and a cleric, were killed in the communal violence in Haryana on July 31, while the ethnic violence in Manipur which broke out nearly three months ago, killed around 200 people and injured hundreds.
The SP leader also attacked Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) chief Om Prakash Rajbhar, whose party recently became part of NDA.
"Even people of his community have lost faith in him. His words have no meaning. He can say anything to anyone. You all have heard what he used to say about the Prime Minister and Chief Minister during assembly polls," he said.
SBSP contested the 2022 assembly polls in alliance with the SP.
Addressing a press conference at a private hotel in Fefna area, Yadav said, "BJP people don't believe in the court, constitution, and democracy. They can't wait for the court verdict (in the Gyanvapi case) and make statements."
Yadav also said that the Samajwadi Party will do better in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls and claimed that the party will win at least 50 seats (out of a total of 80) in the state.
In the 2019 elections, SP had contested Lok Sabha polls in alliance with the BSP and won only 5 seats while BSP bagged 10 seats.
When asked about the chances of him contesting from the Azamgarh seat, which was won by party Chief Akhilesh Yadav in 2019, he said that he would follow the decision of party national leadership in this regard.
Responding to a question regarding elections on the Varanasi seat, he said that the opposition alliance INDIA candidate will contest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
With inputs from PTI