New Delhi: Holding Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati responsible for Moradabad riots, the Opposition parties in the state have started targeting the CM and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).

The Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) on Thursday raised the issue in the Lower House of the Parliament. The SP demanded the dismissal of Mayawati, while the BJP has asked for the deployment of Central Para-Military Forces in the turbulent areas.

SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has raised the issue in zero hour and demanded CM’s resignation. Referring to the riots happened in 1980, Yadav said that whenever riots take place in Moradabad, it takes a serious turn. The situation in the district may worsen, he stated. Yadav said, “Hence given the circumstances, the State government should answer regarding its preparedness to tackle the crisis.” 

Joining the Yadav’s bandwagon, other leaders from SP also demanded the resignation of Mayawati. Following which BSP parliamentarians including Dara Singh Chauhan, Surendra Nagar and Vijay Bahadur slammed Mulayam and said that the matter raised by the Opposition party is related to law and order arrangement in the state and thus, cannot be raised in Lok Sabha. The BSP MPs also stated that the situation in Moradabad is under complete control. According to them, the government has been monitoring the situation.

Amidst of the spat between SP and BSP members, the BJP MP Yogi Adityanath pin pointed on the riots. He said, “Hindus are being stopped by performing their religious programmes. The state administration has proved futile, therefore the deployment of Central Para-Military Forces is important in Moradabad.”