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Will not allow riot refugees from voting: BJP LS candidate

Muzaffarnagar: Stoking controversy, BJP Lok Sabha candidate and one of the MLAs booked in Muzaffarnagar riots cases Hukum Singh today said he would oppose riot refugees from voting in his constituency Kairana as they were

PTI [ Updated: March 20, 2014 15:49 IST ]
will not allow riot refugees from voting bjp ls candidate
will not allow riot refugees from voting bjp ls candidate

Muzaffarnagar: Stoking controversy, BJP Lok Sabha candidate and one of the MLAs booked in Muzaffarnagar riots cases Hukum Singh today said he would oppose riot refugees from voting in his constituency Kairana as they were living “illegally” on government land.  


Singh said here that he will not allow “so-called” refugees to be enrolled in the voter list of his constituency Kairana in Shamli district as they were living away from their homes and had encroached upon government land by camping.
 
“Their names have not been removed from the voter list of their native places,” he said, adding, he will not visit any of the riot refugee camps in Kairana for campaign as those staying in them were not voters in the constituency.  

More than 7,000 refugees are staying in nine refugee camps in Kairana. These camps are situated in Malakpur, Khurgan, Barnawi, Dabheri, Khurd, Mansoora, Roten, Tisang, Amtikhurd areas of the city.

Singh also reacted sharply to the comment made by former Chief Justice Rajinder Sachar who yesterday termed as “shameful” the act of political parties giving Lok Sabha tickets to Muzaffarnagar riots accused.  

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