UP elections: Mayawati reminds voters of Dadri lynching, Muzaffarnagar riots

Appealing to the Dalit community in the area, she invoked the Rohith Vemula suicide case and the Una incident to target the BJP.

Written by Aditi Vatsa | Ghaziabad | Published: February 8, 2017 1:17 am
Mayawati, uttar pradesh elections, ghaziabad rally, Mayawati rally, muzaffarnagar riots, dadri lynching, vote bank. bsp, bsp campaign, indian express news, india news, elections updates Stating that the SP government had done little for the welfare and development of the state, she said the party renamed a lot of schemes which had been announced under the BSP government.

IN HER first public address in Ghaziabad district this poll season, BSP chief Mayawati warned the people against voting for any other party, saying that incidents like Muzaffarnagar riots, Dadri lynching case and Bulandshahr gangrape will continue to take place if others came to power.

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Addressing a rally in Govindpuram area, Mayawati said, “If the SP comes to power, the law and order situation here will worsen. You do not know how many incidents like Muzaffarnagar, Dadri, Bulandshahr and Mathura will happen… If the BJP comes to power, Narendra Modi and his central government will implement schemes like note-bandi… The BJP will follow the RSS agenda and either end your reservation or remove its gains.”

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Appealing to the Dalit community in the area, she invoked the Rohith Vemula suicide case and the Una incident to target the BJP. “Atrocities on these sections are continuing in this country — Hyderabad’s Rohith Vemula case and Gujarat’s Dalit Una incident… Because of the BJP-led central government, the minority sections are being exploited and harassed,” she said.

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Alleging that “communal and fundamental ideologies in the country” were being strengthened by the BJP, Mayawati said that the minorities were “being harassed in the name of cow protection and love jihad”.

“In the name of terrorism, especially in UP, people from minority communities are being looked at with suspicion. In such a situation, it is not possible that the Sachar committee report will be implemented under the BJP-led central government,” she said.

Stating that the SP government had done little for the welfare and development of the state, she said the party renamed a lot of schemes which had been announced under the BSP government.

“In this SP government, the condition of different sections and religious communities in this state is extremely pitiful… The performance of the SP government has been extremely disappointing. Along with the SP, the Congress, which was earlier at the Centre, and the BJP’s current government at the Centre are equally responsible. For their own political interests, they have not fulfilled their own constitutional duties,” she said.

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    IML sood
    Feb 8, 2017 at 12:58 am
    What ever elephant queen may say she is going to have same wash out in embly elections as her BSP, got big Zero in 2014 LS election in U.P.
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      Tinku
      Feb 8, 2017 at 3:31 am
      Muslims are moving towards BSP now. High chance of getting full majority by Mayawati.
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        Champa Bai
        Feb 8, 2017 at 4:58 am
        behenji ne dalits ke liye kya kiya 10 saal mein sabko pata hai
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          Kalikutty
          Feb 8, 2017 at 2:27 am
          Wishful thinking.
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          1. Mahender Goriganti
            Feb 7, 2017 at 10:53 pm
            I am glad she doing just that so her dalits too will understand what is going happen to their children with no land or place to live just like Porkistan after independence now Kashmir, next UP. Islamic express declared Jihad on Hindustan.
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