UP Riot: Rajnath Singh makes Akhilesh happy,not to visit Muzaffarnagar

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Riot: Rajnath not to visit Muzaffarnagar
New Delhi, Sept 21: Bharatiya Janat Party (BJP) President Rajnath SIngh on Saturday, Sept 21 called off his plan of visiting riot-hit Muzaffarnagar. According to sources, Singh cancelled his plan following an appeal from Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

Singh said that the district administration sent him a letter urging him not to go to Muzaffarnagar saying his visit could disturb law and order in the area.

However, Singh condemned the actions taken by UP government. The party president said, "I deeply condemn that they didn't allow me to visit Muzaffarnagar,". Singh also asserted that President's Rule should be imposed in Uttar Pradesh as he believes that Akhilesh Yadav has failed to maintain the law and order situation during the time of crisis.

District administration sent him a letter urging him not to go to Muzaffarnagar

Earlier it was reported that Singh would visit Muzaffarnagar and would meet family members of a slain journalist and two Jat boys. The riot, which broke out on Sept 7, was one among the worst riots that the state had experienced. More than 40 people were killed and many were injured. More than five thousand people have been displaced due to the violence.

Earlier BJP leader Uma Bharti was detained while she was trying to enter into Muzaffarnagar. Now, Singh's visit might create ruckus in the region. Deputy Leader of BJP in Rajya Sabha Ravi Shankar Prasad and two other MPs also had tried to visit Muzaffarnagar but were arrested at the Ghaziabad border by the police. All leaders were barred from visiting the region as it was feared that their visit will further incite violence in the area.

Meanwhile, UP Police on Saturday arrested BJP MLA Sangeet Som who was accused of triggering riot in the area. Som allegedly had circulated a video which reportedly showed how a group of Muslim men allegedly attacked and killed two Jat boys.

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