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Sep 22, 2013 at 07:55pm IST

BJP leaders meet Pranab, demand President's rule in Uttar Pradesh

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders including MPs and MLAs from Uttar Pradesh on Sunday met President Pranab Mukherjee over the Muzaffarnagar riots and demanded that the government of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav be dismissed.

The team of senior party leaders wanted immediate imposition of President's rule in Uttar Pradesh alleging that the state government had failed to take effective actions in controlling communal violence.

"We demanded President's rule in Uttar Pradesh. Enquiry in the riots should be done by a Supreme Court appointed judge," BJP President Rajnath Singh said after the meet.

"There is no option other than President's rule in UP," said BJP MLA Hukum Singh who has also been accused of giving hate speeches that led to communal violence in the state.

Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan said that there is no political vendetta against any political leaders. "We have no political vendetta against any individual. Only those who have tried to incite violence were arrested," Khan said.