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Amit Shah Addresses Crowd in West UP: Invokes Kairana ‘Exodus’, Hails CM Yogi

Shah laid the foundation stone of Maa Shakumbhari Devi University in Saharanpur

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Home Minister Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addressed a crowd in Western UP's Saharanpur, giving prominence to issues such the Muzaffarnagar and Saharanpur riots and the alleged migration from Kairana in their speeches, The Indian Express reported.

Shah and Adityanath on Thursday, 2 December, had laid the foundation stone of Maa Shakumbhari Devi University in Saharanpur.

The highly-anticipated revocation of the three contentious farm laws as well as any mention of the year-long farmers' struggle remained absent from their addresses.

Speaking to the audience, Shah claimed that when he visited the region in 2017, several people inquired about the ongoing migration.

"I had told them, ‘You bring BJP to power once; aapke palayan karane-waale Uttar Pradesh se palayan kar jaayenge (those responsible for your exodus will exit UP)," the HM stated, The Indian Express quoted.

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Meanwhile, Adityanath shed light on the riots in the area and said that there were widespread "attacks on our faith". He asserted, "During ‘saawan’ it was said that kanwar yatra will not be allowed, and if a daughter asked for security, they would go unheard," the Indian Express reported.

Shah also reportedly hailed CM Yogi's work in the state and said that he congratulates him for freeing "all of western UP" of gunda, mafia, and "elements that used to rule".

Furthering his exaltation of the BJP rule in the state, he said that UP had seen a decrease of 70 percent in dacoity, 69 percent in armed loot, 30 percent in murder, and 22.5 percent in dowry death.

Hold BJP Accountable for Doing Politics Based on Religion: Priyanka Gandhi

Meanwhile, Congress General Secretary held a rally in Moradabad and urged people to demand accountability from BJP leaders.

She went on to say that the public should compel the BJP to participate in politics grounded in issues such as development and welfare instead of religion and community, Hindustan Times reported.

Urging women to be politically active, she said, “You (women) are 50 percent in population and have all potential to change politics."

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