Lucknow: Alleging spurt in incidents of communal violence in SP regime, BSP members on Tuesday said that at least 12 communal riots had taken place in past one year due to failure of the government.

"The SP government has failed to check communal violence in the state. In past one year at least 12 communal riots have taken place", leader of Opposition Swami Prasad Maurya said during question hour in the Assembly.

Maurya said that during BSP’s rule in Uttar Pradesh not a single incident of communal tension was reported but as soon as Samajwadi Party formed the government the situation has changed.

Replying to him, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Mohammad Azam Khan said that in Bahujan Samaj Party regime their men were involved in loot, rape and other such activities and now as they did not have any work they were vitiating communal atmosphere of the state.

The discussion started on question of BSP member Dharmpal Singh, who sought to know from the government whether national integration department of the state has formed integration committees in districts?

In his reply, concerned minister Brahma Shankar Tripathi said that out of 75 districts he got information in this regard from 44 districts and response was awaited from the rest of the districts.

The member alleged that government was not serious in forming these committees. Amidst noisy scenes, Speaker Mata Prasad Pandey asked opposition to raise the matter in the House during discussion on law and order.

(Agencies)

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