BSP justifies NSA charges against VarunMarch 31st, 2009 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 31 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh’s ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Tuesday justified invoking the stringent National Security Act (NSA) against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Varun Gandhi and said the action was taken only after a thorough inquiry.
“It was only after procuring clinching evidence against Varun Gandhi that the district magistrate of Pilibhit recommended NSA against him for his hate speeches,” BSP national general secretary Satish Chandra Mishra told reporters at a press conference here.
The NSA was slapped on the young leader only after conducting a detailed inquiry in which it was found that he along with activists of his party and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) targeted public properties with an ill intention to spread communal hatred, added Mishra.
“Even the (Allahabad High) Court in its March 25 judgement said that the speeches were rabble rousing, inflammatory and directed towards a particular community,” he added.
Mishra attacked the Congress and the Samajwadi Party for their allegations that BSP and BJP had a tacit understanding.
“By opposing NSA against Varun Gandhi, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has once again brought his closeness with BJP to the fore,” he said.
Moreover, the fact that Samajwadi Party has not fielded any candidate against BJP president Rajnath Singh in Ghaziabad also highlights Yadav’s ties with BJP, he alleged.
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