Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Dinesh Sharma said that the Popular Front of India has come forward to incite violence against the Citizenship Amendment Act in the capital Lucknow and other districts of the state. He said that PFI is only a short form of Simmi. This organization may also have contacts abroad. At a press conference in Lok Bhawan on Sunday, Dr. Dinesh Sharma said that the Popular Front of India organization, a small form of SIMI, could be a part of the violence in the state. There are many people who have been associated with SIMI in the past. He called the allegations of SP President Akhilesh Yadav ridiculous and irresponsible.