Cong enacting drama on Batla encounter: Mayawati

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Friday said the Muslim community should exercise vigilance against such "designs".

Last Updated: Feb 10, 2012, 22:32 PM IST

Jaunpur/Varanasi: Uttar Pradesh Chief
Minister Mayawati on Friday alleged that Congress was enacting a
"drama" on the Batla House encounter and said the Muslim
community should exercise vigilance against such "designs".

"Congress is enacting a drama on the Batla House encounter
case... had it been really serious it would have ordered a
judicial probe so that the reality could come before people,"
Mayawati told an election rally.

Instead of a probe, Congress is only trying to "mislead
Muslims and the community should be vigilant against such
designs", she said.

Alleging that Congress was not implementing the Sachchar
Committee report and was merely "shedding crocodile tears",
the chief minister said, "Congress did nothing for the welfare
of the community and only treated it as a vote bank".

Lashing out at opposition parties, she said that Congress,
SP and BJP were unable to digest that BSP government had
successfully worked for the welfare of all sections of
society.

Those playing with the sentiments of people should not be
allowed to come to power, she said.

Accusing the Centre of having "casteist mentality",
Mayawati said that it was because of this that UPA government
did not give any package to the state and hindered welfare
works of her government.

"The Centre did not take any initiative to deal with the
recurring problem of floods in purvanchal," she said.

"People of Uttar Pradesh will never forgive Congress for
remembering BR Ambedkar and BSP fouder Kanshiram only at the
time of elections. The Congress-led UPA government did not
even declare a day`s mourning in memory of Kanshiram when he
had passed away," Mayawati said in Varanasi.

PTI