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Law and order has touched all time low in UP: Mayawati

Citing spurt in crime against Dalits under SP rule, Mayawati said when she was chief minister of the state Dalits felt safe.

By: Press Trust of India | Roorkey | May 2, 2014 8:33:40 pm

Alleging total collapse of law and order machinery under Samajwadi Party rule in Uttar Pradesh, BSP supremo Mayawati on Friday said the Akhilesh Yadav government was playing into the hands of the mafia and underworld dons.

“Law and order has touched an all time low in Uttar Pradesh with mafia and underworld dons calling the shots under SP rule,” she said at a rally here in support of BSP nominee from Haridwar Haji Islam.

Citing spurt in crime against Dalits under SP rule, she said when she was chief minister of the state Dalits felt safe and those who committed crimes against them were put behind the bars.

Claiming there was no riot during her rule in Uttar Pradesh, she said riots occurred in the state not long after the SP took over the reigns of power.

The BSP supremo said she distributed tickets in these elections keeping the interest of Sarva Samaj in mind and if Dalit and Muslim votes went collectively to the BSP candidate “no force can stop him from winning”.

Giving reasons for the recent suspension of Uttarakhand Cabinet Minister Surendra Rakesh and MLA Haridas from BSP, she said action was taken against them as they could not work in the interest of Dalits despite holding a position of power.

She also made it clear that they would not be given ticket to contest the next assembly polls in Uttarakhand.

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