UP: Samajwadi Party Supporters Torch Houses Of Villagers Who Voted For BJP
March 16th, 2017
Source: News 18
Uttar Pradesh has made to limelight during the polls as of Bharatiya Janata Party registers a thumping victory sweeping 325 seats in the 403-member state assembly. Though the result has given BJP a huge majority, but this has not gone down well with the oppositions including the Samajwadi Party. The opposition parties are leaving no stone unturned to prove that BJP adopted foul practices to win elections.
The leaders of the opposition parties have been throwing dirt at each other since the results have been announced and it reciprocated into violence in Balia district of UP. As per News 18, SP workers in Balia have touched a new low by burning down the houses of villagers to avenge their defeat. As most of the villagers had voted for BJP which irked the Samajwadi Party workers and they resorted to violence.
This incident has been reported from Rajbar area of Balia where the SP workers started to beat up the villagers brutally, and many people were injured. Several people turned to police and informed them about the case. Owing to which, a strong police contingent has been deployed in the village, finally controlling the situation.
While speaking to the reporters of the News 18, the villagers said that the SP workers repeatedly asked why they voted for BJP and did not favour the ‘cycle’.
BJP swept with a huge margin routing top contenders out of the way. The video can be seen here.
These days, violence has become a means to make statements, and this trend has been visible growing rampantly. The competition between muscle power and money has become so prominent that society faces its downside. This is a disturbing incident where downtrodden people are now rendered homeless. The system that should comprise of brilliant minds has lost its backbone and the sole intention of civic services.