"Both Hindus and Muslims of Muzaffarnagar told me there is no enmity between people but politicians divide them," Gandhi said.

"These politicians know that if there are no riots, they can't win the election," he said.

The violence in Muzaffarnagar left some 50 people dead and displaced over 40,000. Rahul said that if Uttar Pradesh was not progressing, it was because people were being divided. He exhorted people to unite. "UP will not progress, until you unite" he said.

Besides the Samajwadi Party, the Congress vice-president also targeted the BSP. "Both the SP and BSP can't develop Uttar Pradesh. The Congress will do it,” Rahul, who represents Amethi in Lok Sabha, said.

Tags: Rahul Gandhi, Samajwadi Party, BJP, Muzaffarnagar riots, Muzaffarnagar violence


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