Mayawati criticises Uttar Pradesh for bulldozing relief camps

Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati today attacked the Akhilesh Yadav government saying instead of taking stern action against rioters it was "bulldozing" the relief camps of Uttar Pradesh riot victims during biting cold.

"At a time when displaced people have been forced to spend their days in the cold leaving their homes because of lax and incapable Samajwadi Party government, the most inhuman act of bulldozing their relief camps under these cold conditions has also begun," she said.

Mayawati criticises Uttar Pradesh for bulldozing relief camps

BSP chief Mayawati. PTI

The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister was addressing party workers at a meeting to review preparations for the coming Lok Sabha elections in Lucknow.

Mayawati said instead of taking stern action against the rioters, the SP government was rubbing salt on the wounds of the victims by bulldozing the relief camps in this cold, which was similar to actions of Narendra Modi government post Godhra riots.

She condemned the statement by SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav terming victims living in relief camps as "conspirators" and said that instead of being sensitive toward victims the SP is levelling baseless allegations in order to hide their failures.

Mayawati said that ever since the SP government came to power, law and order situation in the state has been bad but Muzaffarnagar and Shamli riots have caused a sense of insecurity and fear among the people, specially minorities.

During the meeting, she reviewed organisational matters, progress in strengthening party's base among the 'Sarv Samaj' and took stock of preparations for "Savadhan Vishal Maha Rally" in Lucknow slated for on 15 January, also her birthday.

PTI

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Updated Date: Dec 30, 2013 18:39:24 IST

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