Training gun at ruling party (BJP), former chief minister and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday blamed the state and Central government, saying that the traders are living in the state of fear as police and criminals are targeting the community.
The former chief minister said the BJP-led state government has insulted the traders.
While addressing the traders, Akhilesh said, "Traders are feeling highly insecure. The BJP government is insulting the trader community. The BJP government is working with an attitude of vengeance."
The former chief minister also said that the BJP has "broken" the mutual economy of traders and farmers.
"This has adversely affected the markets. The BJP wants to trade on the pretext of cows and the Ganga," he said.
The meeting comes just days after two jewellers were killed during a robbery in Mathura, triggering wide-spread protest by the business community.
In a major breakthrough in the sensational dacoity-cum- murder case, the Mathura police yesterday arrested six robbers after a brief encounter in which about six police personnel were injured in Chaubia Para in the district.