Mayawati under attack in LS over Bareilly situation

Last Updated: Monday, March 15, 2010 - 14:03

New Delhi: The Mayawati government in Uttar
Pradesh on Monday came under attack in the Lok Sabha over the
communal strife in Bareilly with SP, Congress and BJP members
seeking Centre`s intervention.

The House had to be adjourned prematurely before lunch
recess after BJP members created a ruckus for its member
Maneka Gandhi being disallowed from raising the issue.

Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav raised the issue
of violence in Bareilly, which has been under curfew since the
last fortnight, during Zero Hour and targetted the Mayawati
government for the handling of the situation.

"While Bareilly is on fire, Mayawati government is
spending Rs 200 crore of public money on a rally," he said,
adding that a large number of people were injured in violence
in the UP town over the last fortnight and Muslims were the
worst affected.

"What did the state government do to prevent it and bring
it under control?" he asked.

His party colleague Shailendra Kumar sought Centre`s
intervention and demanded a statement on the situation.

JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav, who criticised the state
government for preventing political leaders from the town and
nearby to visit it as curfew was in place, said the Centre`s
statement should be made today itself.

"In the last 10 years, Bareilly was never under curfew
for 14 continuous days," he added.


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First Published: Monday, March 15, 2010 - 14:03

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