Mayawati has spearheaded lawlessness in UP: Cong

Slamming Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, Congress accused the BSP supremo of "spearheading" lawlessness in the state.

Last Updated: Feb 26, 2012, 18:53 PM IST

Ghaziabad: Slamming Uttar Pradesh Chief
Minister Mayawati, Congress on Sunday accused the BSP supremo of
"spearheading" lawlessness in the state and failing to
understand the "pain of women".

"The Chief Minister has been spearheading total
lawlessness in Uttar Pradesh over the last five years and
being a woman she has never understood the pain of girls and
women in the state," said UP Congress president Rita Bahuguna
Joshi.

"Women are not secure during the Mayawati regime and rape
incidents have increased in her tenure," she alleged.

Joshi was addressing a public rally in the district while
campaigning for Congress candidates from Muradnagar and
Modinagar constituencies ahead of the remaining two phases of
polling in Uttar Pradesh.

The Congress leader alleged Mayawati had orchestrated the
attack against her in 2009, when a portion of her house was
set afire by alleged BSP supporters.

"We will launch an inquiry into the matter once we come
to power," she said.

Joshi also accused the Samajwadi Party of spreading
lawlessness in the state when it was at the helm and slammed
the BJP for promoting "temple politics".

Urging voters to bring Congress back to power in Uttar
Pradesh, Joshi claimed party General Secretary Rahul Gandhi`s
mission this year was to bring "total development" in the
state.

PTI