A group of accused in ‘beef murder’ case beating a Muslim man to death in 2015 over beef rumours in Uttar Pradesh’s Dadri were found in the front row of the election rally of Yogi Adityanath.
Four of them, including main accused Vishal Rana, were seen cheering from the front row when Yogi Adityanath addressed an election rally in Bisada village of Greater Noida, where the killing took place.
In September 2015,a 55-year-old Mohammad Akhlaq was dragged out of his home and lynched by a mob over suspicion that he had killed a cow and stored its meat in his freezer. His son Danish was also beaten up brutally. Akhlaq’s family was forced to leave the village in the tense aftermath of the killing that left the area divided.
He accused the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) governments in the past of “dividing people on the basis of caste” and practising the “politics of appeasement”. Both parties had only worked for the development of their families, engaged in appeasement politics and destroyed the social fabric of the country, said Yogi Adityanath.
“But ever since Narendra Modi became the prime minister in May 2014, our government had said that it would not work for individuals, families, caste, or religion, but work for villages, the poor, youth, women, farmers and for every section of the society,” Yogi Adityanath said.
“Earlier there was Congress at the centre, its supremo had said that a certain community has the first right on the country’s resources and by saying this, the party divided the majority and so did the SP and BSP governments. But PM Modi said his government would work for every section of the society and showed the will to walk his talk. The results of that will power can be seen today,” he said.