Taking note of India Today’s Rent-a-Riot expose, the former UP chief minister said that both the BJP and SP were trying to evoke communal passions ahead of Assembly election.Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati has challenged Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to remove tainted ministers from his Cabinet. The former UP chief minister termed Akhilesh’s decision to revoke mafia don Mukhtar Ansari’s Quami Ekta Dal with the Samajwadi Party as nothing but a big drama.
Taking note of India Today’s Rent-a-Riot expose, the former UP chief minister said that both the BJP and SP were trying to evoke communal passions ahead of Assembly election. “Both these parties (BJP, SP) came to power in false promises and they are now trying to divide the society on communal lines. However, the people of the state will not allow them to succeed in their nefarious aims,” Mayawati said.Talking to reporters in Lucknow, Mayawati hit back at the Akhilesh Yadav-led regime, saying the SP government was protecting goons in the state.
In an apparent reference to the Jawahar bagh violence in Mathura, she said criminals have become so fearless under the Samajwadi Party rule that policemen are being killed. The SP government is protecting the goons.
The Samajwadi Party is doing drama over Mukhtar Ansari’s party. People are going to teach them a lesson in the coming election.
You will see that Samajwadi party will actually help Ansari’s party in the coming elections by fielding weak candidates against them.
If the UP government is serious about law and order situation in the state, it should send all the ministers with criminals records and other criminals to jail.
One day they sack a minister, the other they reinstate him. They are doing this to encash vote banks. But it will not help.Earlier this week, CM Akhilesh Yadav put his foot down as Samjwadi Party called off its merger with gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari’s party just three days after it announced the decision drawing all-round flak.
We don’t need people like Mukhtar Ansari in party: Akhilesh
The party also decided on reinduction of Secondary Education Minister Balram Yadav, who was sacked by Akhilesh apparently for facilitating the merger.
“Mukhtar Ansari will not be welcome in the party. We don’t want such people in the party,” Akhilesh said during a programme in the state capital, publicly venting his unhappiness on the merger with Ansari’s QED.
The announcement of the merger on June 21 by Cabinet Minister Shivpal Yadav, who is brother of Akhilesh’s father and party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, had started a tug-of-war in the Yadav family. Akhilesh had said that he didn’t take the decision regarding the merger.
Akhilesh’s displeasure over the merger ahead of next year’s Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls was evident earlier when he said, “If party workers perform their responsibilities, then there will be no need of another party.”