Ajit Singh camps in M’nagar, appeals to Jats, Muslims to reunite

  • By TOI
  • | Tuesday | 13th February, 2018

Muzaffarnagar: With just a year to go for general elections, political parties have begun their informal campaigns in UP. On Tuesday, Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Ajit Singh held a meeting with senior Jat and Muslim leaders and appealed to them to bridge the gulf created between the two communities during the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots.“Every Jat should shake hands with at least one Muslim daily. Members of Jat community should also start visiting homes of their Muslim brethren,” Singh said, adding that “the beginning of the end of BJP rule will begin from this place (western UP) only”. Jats and Muslims should celebrate Eid and Holi together. "Jat anger" against the BJP was a major talking point before and during the elections, and it was expected that the RLD would be able to woo back its voters.

Muzaffarnagar: With just a year to go for general elections, political parties have begun their informal campaigns in UP.

On Tuesday, Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Ajit Singh held a meeting with senior Jat and Muslim leaders and appealed to them to bridge the gulf created between the two communities during the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots.“Every Jat should shake hands with at least one Muslim daily.

Members of Jat community should also start visiting homes of their Muslim brethren,” Singh said, adding that “the beginning of the end of BJP rule will begin from this place (western UP) only”.

Having completely lost political ground in his home turf in the past few years, Ajit Singh’s visit is being seen as an attempt to reunite Jats and Muslims, a strong political coalition his father and former prime minister Chaudhary Charan Singh had stitched together many decades ago.Addressing a public meeting at the local party office, the former Union minister said, “This is the region which remained unaffected even in the aftermath of Babri mosque demolition in 1992.

However, the communal riots in 2013 split the two communities here.

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