Mayawati welcomes SC order on SC/ST Act, asks why Cong, BJP did nothinghttps://indianexpress.com/article/india/mayawati-welcomes-sc-order-on-sc-st-act-asks-why-cong-bjp-did-nothing-6048017/

Mayawati welcomes SC order on SC/ST Act, asks why Cong, BJP did nothing

The BSP chief also tweeted about the latest Niti Aayog ranking of schools in terms of education that put Uttar Pradesh at the bottom of the list.

'SC decision on SC/ST Act exposes struggles of Dalits, why Cong, BJP did nothing?', asks Mayawati
The former UP CM claimed that the overturning of the decision by the SC corroborates the struggles that the Dalits have to face in society (File)

A day after the Supreme Court recalled its 2018 decision which diluted the provisions of arrest under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, BSP chief Mayawati hailed the decision taken by the top court.

The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister claimed that the overturning of the decision by the SC corroborates the struggles that the Dalits have to face in society and slammed the BJP and Congress for failing the community.

She tweeted in Hindi, “The Supreme Court in its judgment yesterday while restoring the provisions of SC/ST Act 1989 verified the facts regarding the bitter life realities and struggles of the Dalits of the society. The judgment exposes the ruling BJP and Congress parties special ‘Dalit love’. It is important to raise awareness in the country and society on the matter.”

The leader also wrote about the latest Niti Aayog ranking of schools in terms of education that put Uttar Pradesh at the bottom of the list.

She wrote: “Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand are ranked the lowest in the country in terms of school education ranking, (according to a survey released) by NITI Aayog. Will the parties that have ruled the country and the state for the longest time — Congress and BJP — today on Gandhi Jayanti, answer to the public why is it such a shameful public crisis?