The Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Ramgopal Yadav on Saturday, said that the people of Muzzaffarnagar will give a befitting reply to the comments made by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Amit Shah which was apparently laced with vitriol.
"I have always said this that the BJP had orchestrated the riots in Muzzaffarnagar. They did this to create polarization and hence with his statement it becomes clear. They do not have any principle. If Amit Shah has indeed made such a remark then the people of Muzzaffarnagar will teach a lesson to the BJP and they will be defeated," Yadav said.
On Friday, after spending the previous night at a hotel just outside Muzaffarnagar, Amit Shah had met leaders of three communities — Gurjjars, Rajputs and Dalits — at a farmhouse in the town's Gandhi Colony. He apparently spoke of revenge. "A man can live without food or sleep. He can live when he's thirsty and hungry. But when he's insulted, he can't live. We must seek revenge for the insult heaped on us," he said.
He did the same thing a day before on Thursday while he met leaders of the Jat community at Raajhar village, 40 km from Muzzaffarnagar and delivered a similar vengeful remark. "This election is about voting out the government that protects and gives compensation to those who killed Jats," Shah said. "It is about revenge and protecting honour." he said.