Muzaffarnagar: Even after the intense media pressure and criticism from activists and other parties to work for the Muzaffarnagar riot victims, Samajwadi Party ministers have managed to remain unfazed.
In yet another act of shamelessness, SP minister and MLA from Muzaffarnagar Chitranjan Swaroop was seen dancing with bar girls and showering money on them during a marriage function in Muzaffarnagar on Wednesday.
Other party leaders and workers were also seen dancing away to glory with the girls.
The Uttar Pradesh government has been under fire ever since Azam Khan-led 17 member- delegation left for a foreign trip in the name of a study tour last month even as children were reported to be dying every day at Muzaffarnagar relief camps due to winter chill.
In response, Azam Khan had attacked the media’s “debauchery” angle saying that the media was merely indulging in a TRP game. He had went on to say that the study tour was in fact a significant achievement of the leadership of Uttar Pradesh and a matter of pride for the country.
The party had also come in for major criticism for holding cultural extravaganza ‘Saifai Mahotsav’ in party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav’s native village. SP government spent crores on Bollywood actors like Madhuri Dikshit and Salman Khan as they were flown in private jets to perform at the event.
Inspite of the widespread pressure on the government, the ministers have been in a constant state of denial.
Refusing any laxity or apathy toward victims, Mulayam Singh Yadav had sparked a controversy when he had said that it wasn’t victims who were staying at the camps, instead rival parties had planted people there to malign his government. Principal Secretary Anil Kumar Gupta had gone to the extent of saying that people do not die of cold.
The riots had ripped Muzaffarnagar district in September last year leaving over 60 dead and thousands homeless.
SRC: CNN IBN