Lucknow: Bharatiya Janata Party has criticized to the ruling party of Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party for giving the religious touch to the arrest of Yasin Bhatkal.
BJP had slammed after SP spokesman Kamaal Farooqui made the statement on Bhatkal in New Delhi on Friday. It is known as Yasin Bhatkal had been allegedly co-founder of Indian Mujahideen.
However Bhatkal was wanted by police in 12 states for bombings and other terror activities in the last five years and was arrested from the India-Nepal border on Thursday. He was arrested along with Asadullah Akhtar and his terror accomplice.
State spokesman of Bharatiya Janata Party, Vijay Bahadur Pathak said Samajwadi Party leaders “had stooped to a new low in their quest for minority votes”.
He also said, “The issue of terrorism is a national one and should not be seen through a religious prism.”
Pathak said, “Though we do not expect anything better from a party whose government in Uttar Pradesh is withdrawing cases against terror accused, the silence of the top Samajwadi Party leadership in the matter reflects the party’s mindset on a serious national issue like terrorism.”