UttarPradesh, March 20: BSP leader Mohammad Shami is shot dead in Allahabad district on late Sunday night after UP CM Yogi Adityanath took his oath as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh.
The murder was carried by bike-borne assailants who opened fire on Mohd Shami in Mau Aima area.
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Shami had moved from the Samajwadi Party to the BSP right before this year’s Assembly elections.
He died after being reportedly shot at five times. According to the sources, a case has been registered against local leaders linked to BJP.
The Samajwadi Party condemned the murder of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader in Allahabad.
“We would request the Uttar Pradesh government that no compromise should be done in terms of law and order,” Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal told ANI.
“Earlier when such incidents used to take place during the Samajwadi party regime, the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) used to dub our administration as ‘Gundaraj’. Now their government has come in power and we can see the results,” Agarwal asserted.
In the recently concluded Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, Shami had contested against six times winner from the Kunda constituency Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya.