Hinting at the BJP, Bharti said the Samajwadi Party (SP)-led Uttar Pradesh government was targetting a particular party over the riots in the state.
Bharti said she has reports that some of her state legislatures might be arrested by the police for instigating the riots that tore through Muzaffarnagar earlier this month, which left at least 44 people dead and forcing 40,000 people into refugee camps.
Bharti said that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had promised in the Vidhan Sabha that an inquiry would be conducted before any politicians were arrested.
"Yadav's government is not keeping his promise, as till now the investigations are not completed," the BJP leader alleged while speaking to reporters outside the state assembly in Lucknow.
"You should probe into the allegations before arresting," she said.
"Our MLAs will not oppose their arrests, but the government is responsible for what will follow. I am warning them," said Bharti.
Earlier, Akhilesh Yadav had blamed the BJP and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) for Muzaffarnagar riots.
After being criticised for his alleged mishandling of the recent Muzaffarnagar riots, the Yadav in an interview to NDTV said, "Both BJP and BSP are responsible for tension."
The politicians, who are accused of delivering incendiary speeches at different meetings in Muzaffarnagar, include Sangeet Som and Bhartendu Singh of the BJP; Qadir Rana, Noor Saleem and Maulana Jameel of the BSP; and Congress leader Saeeduzaman.
Sangeet Som has been charged with circulating a fake video online that claimed to show the lynching of two Hindu Jat boys by a group of Muslims.
However, the video was actually a footage from Pakistan that was two years old.
According to media reports, the riots have triggered speculation that parties are seeking to polarise the politically pivotal state along religious lines ahead of general elections due next year.
--IBNS (Posted on 18-09-2013)