Mumbai, Nov. 18 -- Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) minister Anil Bonde, who was recently arrested in connection with communal violence in Amravati and released on bail, said no riots are reported whenever the BJP comes to power. He further said that the riots occur when the secular or left government is in power. Bhonde also alleged that a large section of the Muslim community is involved in illegal activities and that money is being used for rioting.

Bonde made the claims in a discussion on Twitter Spaces. The audio copy of the claims was posted by Maharashtra the Nationalist Congress party (NCP) minister Nawab Malik on Twitter on Thursday. Bonde reiterated the comments later in a press conference held in Amravati.

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