Samajwadi Party promises pension for Anti-CAA protestors
New Delhi : The Samajwadi Party on Friday promised a pension to the protesters of anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) if they return to power in the state. Ruling party BJP reacted sharply on this and claimed that it is in the DNA of SP to "honour rioters and anti-social".
Leader of Opposition in UP assembly, Ram Goving Chaudhary, said that their party will provide a compensation to the family of injured and killed in anti-CAA riots.
"If our party comes to power at the Centre and in UP, they (protesters) will be given pension as they have struggled to save the Constitution and the democracy," said Mr Chaudhary responding to a question.
He also said that his party will provide a refuge to the people involved in anti-CAA protests.
"Jo humari sharan mein aa gaye woh humari sharan mein hain. Hum sabki raksha karney wale log hain," the senior SP leader told the media.
Referring a comment by a BJP leader on Akhilesh Yadav that advised the former CM to stay in Pakistan for a month to understand the atrocities on Hindus living there, he claimed that anyone who raised voice against the government's move is advised to go to Pakistan.
Later, Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma lashed out at the Samajwadi Party, saying, "It is in the DNA of that party to honour the rioters and anti-socials."
"They had also tried to withdraw cases against terrorists in the past and the court had to intervene. It is unfortunate that SP leaders are speaking about giving citizenship rights to the Bangladeshis and Rohangiyas," Dinesh Sharma alleged.