BJP in UP, Cong in MP examples of 'state terror', says Mayawati
Lucknow: The BJP government in Uttar Pradesh and the Congress regime in Madhya Pradesh are the examples of "state terror" and should be condemned, BSP chief Mayawati said on Thursday.
In Pic: BSP chief Mayawati
She also targeted the Congress once again and slammed it for invoking the National Security Act (NSA) against Muslims for alleged cow slaughter in Madhya Pradesh. In a statement, the four-time former UP chief minister said that while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government had been doing a similar thing in the state, the Kamal Nath government was no different. Mayawati, who recently got active on Twitter and changed her handle from Sushri Mayawati to Mayawati earlier in the day, said that both the Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh governments were spreading terror, specially in the minds of minorities. Her strong statement came after 14 Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) students were booked for sedition on Tuesday night and the Madhya Pradesh government imposed the National Security Act (NSA) on Muslims on charges of cow slaughter earlier in the month." Congress government in MP like BJP slapped atrocious NSA against Muslims for cow slaughter.
The Dalit leader further said, "The CAG report presented in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday about Rafale deal was "incomplete in the eyes of the people". Now the Uttar Pradesh BJP government has booked 14 AMU students under notorious sedition charges. Both are the examples of state terror and condemnable," Mayawati said in a statement issued here. "People should decide what is difference between the Congress and BJP governments," she added.
In Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, 14 students, including the AMU students union chief, were booked under sedition charges after some students and a TV channel crew got into an altercation over reports of a visit by AIMIM lawmaker Asaduddin Owaisi. In Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, authorities slapped NSA and jailed on three Muslim men for allegedly killing a cow in Khandwa earlier this month.
"The CAG report is neither complete nor correct in totality," she said, adding that the constitutional institutions were unable to work fairly.
Mayawati said, "This had left the nation worried".
The BSP has two legislators in Madhya Pradesh and its support is crucial for the Kamal Nath-led Congress government which crossed the majority mark with the support of three independent legislators, two of the BSP and one of the Samajwadi Party. (With inputs from IANS) Also Read|Transgender monastic group joins Hindu festival