AICC general secretary Madhusudan Mistry Tuesday condemned the Muzaffarnagar violence and alleged that the BJP was trying to adopt the “Gujarat model of creating communal divide to come to power with the support of the Samajwadi Party.
He said the Samajwadi Party government failed in protecting people in the region and maintained that a chief minister,who cannot protect his own people,especially the minority,has no right to continue in power.
Mistry,who hails from Gujarat,is AICC general secretary in-charge of UP and is regarded close to Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. He is seen as Congress counter to BJP general secretary Amit Shah,in-charge of UP,who is a confidant of Narendra Modi. Mistry is on a four-day tour of the state. After holding meeting with the frontal organisations on Tuesday,he would be visiting Mirzapur,Robertsganj and Phulpur Lok Sabha constituencies in next three days.
BJP is expert in doing politics over the dead and creating a communal divide to come to power. They did it in Gujarat and now they are trying to adopt this Gujarat model of polarisation in UP with full support from the SP government, said Mistry,adding,Muzaffarnagar violence and death of innocent people would have been avoided had the UP government taken timely action and not allowed minor incidents of clashes in the first few days.