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Why no concern for Muslim leaders: Shivpal Yadav on Samajawadi Party’s letter to Yogi

Amid the Samajwadi Party’s claim that the “plight of backward communities and Muslims” was discussed by SP senior leader Ram Gopal Yadav with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during a surprise meeting on Monday, rebel SP MLA Shivpal Singh Yadav on Tuesday said that Ram Gopal had not expressed any concerns about the plight of Muslim leaders in his meeting with the CM.

Shivpal Yadav tweeted a letter purportedly given by Ram Gopal to the CM, and wrote: “Why this fight for justice is incomplete? Why not for Azam Khan, Nahid Hasan and Shazil Islam and other party workers?”

In the letter shared by Shivpal Yadav, Ram Gopal alleged that the authorities were harassing former Aliganj MLA Rameshwar Singh Yadav, his younger brother Jogendra Singh and their family members.

Shivpal also urged CM to order a CBI probe or an inquiry by SIT into the “fake cases” lodged against Rameshwar and his family members.

Shivpal Yadav, whose relationship with his nephew Akhilesh Yadav got strained after the UP polls results, has been attacking the SP chief on several issues.

The meeting between Ram Gopal Yadav and Adityanath was held at the chief minister’s official residence here, sources had said earlier.

“Today, the chief national general secretary of the Samajwadi Party, Professor Ram Gopal Yadav, met Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow. Talks were held in the context of persecution of backwards and Muslims across the state with filing of false cases unilaterally. The government should take back the fake cases,” the SP had said in a tweet on Monday.

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