Welfare Party of India has sharply reacted to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s statement on Friday, who accused Samajwadi Party leaders of meeting with the father of student leader Umar Khalid, accused in the 2020 Delhi violence case.
Umar Khalid’s father and National President of Welfare Party of India Dr SQR Ilyas said C.M Yogi Adityanath raised questions publicly on the recent meeting of leaders of ‘Samajwadi Party’ and ‘Welfare Party of India’ in Lucknow on October 2 and accused Samajwadi Party leader of meeting with the father of student leader Khalid, accused in the Northeast Delhi violence case.
Khalid was arrested in September last year and has been booked under the anti-terror Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for allegedly instigating the riots in Delhi last year.
Dr Ilyas said, “Welfare Party of India is a registered secular political party with election commission of India and is keen in making an alliance with Samajwadi Party to defeat Communal Fascist BJP.”
“Being Umar Khalid’s father is not a crime and pointed out that Khalid is not a criminal but only an accused and a victim of conspiracy, who is in prison for the the last one year and his only crime was upholding the Constitution,” Mr. Ilyas added.
Dr Ilyas said Adityanath is BJP’s “hardcore Hindutva poster boy” the upcoming assembly elections in UP is a question of political survival for the party and as he has no progress report or welfare agenda of the state to share, he continues to use his only weapon that is ‘communal polarisation’ through his irresponsible and half baked statements.
“The recent statement of CM Yogi Adityanath only displays his fear of being defeated by the alliance of Welfare Party with Samajwadi Party therefore,” he said adding that he is targeting this alliance using the relationship of Dr SQR Ilyas with Umar Khalid.”
He said that the people of Uttar Pradesh won’t give another chance to m Adityanath and will oust him from power in the upcoming assembly elections.
“The commitment and struggle of Welfare Party of India to join all the secular, democratic parties of the state and form an alliance to make Mr. Akhilesh Yadav replace Yogi Adityanath in the 2022 Vidhan Sabha elections will continue with more conviction,” Dr. Ilyas added.