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Man who orchestrated riots in Gujarat will lose: Mulayam

Calls Modi ‘Manavta ka Hatyara’

Samajwadi Party (SP) president Mulayam Singh Yadav launched a vitriolic attack at BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi,referring him as “Manavta Ka Hatyara” during the party’s rally at Badaun on Friday.

Mulayam also claimed that his rally’s attendance was twice more than Modi’s rally held at Varanasi on the day.

Mulayam,along with Akhilesh Yadav,addressed the Badaun after laying the foundation stone of a state medical college at Badaun

The rally was organised by party’s Badaun MP and Mulayam’s nephew Dharmendra Yadav.

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“Modi had instigated massacre in Gujarat. At that time,I had stated in Parliament that Modi is ‘Manavta Ka Hatyara. Isney Gujarat mein hazaron ko marwaya tha,desh ki janata kabhi maaf nahi karegi,” Mulayam said.

He said people of the country do not want a “Manavta ka hatyara” to become the prime minister.

“Today,the fight is between Mulayam and Modi and people of the state will stand by me. People will support SP and communal forces will be defeated. In a fight between Modi and Mulayam,Modi will lose,” Mulayam claimed.

He also said Modi is touring UP for its 80 seats,as he knows that 26 seats of Gujarat cannot make him a PM.

“In 1990,the communal forces had posed a challenge,and we defeated them. Now they are again challenging us,we will again defeat them,” he said.

Claiming his rally to be more successful than Modi’s,Mulayam said: “BJP spends crores of rupees for Modi’s rally. Our Badaun rally has twice more people than Modi’s rally in Varanasi,media can cross-check it. Earlier,I had no plan to come to Badaun,but due to love of the people,I came,” he said.

CM Akhilesh Yadav claimed that the SP is not lagging behind in any field. “We have recorded more crowd in our rally than Modi’s and we are also using latest technological tools,now no one call us lagging in this aspect also,” Akhilesh said.

Mulayam did not forget to address his core vote bank,Muslims,during his speech. “There are allegations that I take the side of Muslims. I will always stand by the people who are harassed. The condition of Muslims in the country is really bad. Muzaffarnagar communal riots is a very sad incident,but the state government has helped the victims. We have given them compensation for settling anywhere they want,” he stated.

“Like BJP,Congress is also anti-Muslims and remembers the community only during elections. If Congress was concerned about Muslims,it would have implemented Sachar Committee recommendations. There should not be any politics over development works,” he said.

Mulayam also blamed both Congress and BJP for the passage of the Lokpal bill.

“Both these parties are hand-in-glove and want to wipe away democracy from the country. Due to the Lokpal bill,officials and ministers will not sign files. Now any sub-inspector can question a PM or CM. He cannot be transferred either,” Mulayam stated.

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He said several members of the BJP and Congress were against Lokpal but supported it for lack of option. We already have so many laws which can nail down any culprit,but Lokpal will make every law redundant,” he said.