lucknow: BSP chief Mayawati has accused BJP and SP of having a tacit understanding ahead of the Lok Sabha polls to polarise voters saying Muslims have suffered due to communal violence both in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh.

“In his rally in Allahabad on Sunday, Mulayam Singh Yadav accused Narendra Modi on the issue of post-Godhra riots. We also agree that the issue should be raised. But it is the same Allahabad where in SP’s previous regime communal flareup took place and girls were sexually assaulted. There was no justice for the victims. Yadav made no mention of it,” she said.

“But I am sure the Muslims will see through the game… in fact they (BJP and SP) are in the same boat. Chor chor mausere bhai (two thieves are cousins),” she claimed. She said BJP President Rajnath Singh’s remarks that he was ready to apologise to Muslims for any mistake will have little impact as “most of the Gujarat riot victims were Muslims who are yet to recover from the trauma”.                                   –PTI

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