SP targeting Dalits with a vengeance: Mayawati

SP targeting Dalits with a vengeance: Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Saturday launched a scathing attack on the two-month-old Samajwadi Party Government, saying Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was no different from his father Mulayam Singh Yadav in terms of governance.

Mayawati said she was ready for a probe into any work done by her Government, but accused the SP Government of trying to settle scores with her through a biased probe and using the media against her.

The former UP CM claimed the Akhilesh Government has set a record of “transfer and posting” and accused the Samajwadi Party of pursuing “political vendetta” in targeting Scheduled Caste officers and employees.

“More than 2,000 Dalit officers have been shifted to insignificant posts. Dalit employees are being threatened in the name of probe. Officers are being targeted,” she said, alleging the process of transfer and posting has become a tool to raise money and threaten the officer who refused to fall in line.

“They have also closed down 26 schemes of 13 departments, which were initiated by my Government for the welfare of Scheduled Caste and poor of others sections of the society,” Mayawati said.

Dishing out crime figures of last two months, the BSP chief claimed 800 murders, 270 rapes, 245 robberies, 256 kidnapping and 720 loots cases have been registered by the police after Akhilesh was sworn in as the Chief Minister.

“Certainly, many more cases would not have been reported. The SP Government has managed the media and they are not reporting the spurt in crime under the new government. Like the Mulayam era, goons have become fearless under Akhilesh regime,” Mayawati said.

The BSP chief also dismissed that her party lost the assembly election because of poor performance of the previous government and claimed the vote share of her party was just 2.75 per cent less than that of the SP.

“They rose to power because of several promises, which looked attractive but are hard to implement. Their poll agenda was conceived without taking note of the financial condition of the state,” Mayawati said.

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