New Delhi: Samajwadi Party and BJP made a
common cause in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday over the alleged
highhandedness of the Mayawati administration in Uttar
Pradesh, prompting Speaker Meira Kumar to seek a report from
the Union Home Ministry.
Kumar sought report from the Ministry on complaints by SP
supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son Akhilesh Yadav, also a
member, and she asked Lalji Tandon (BJP) to give her in
writing the problem he faced from the administration.
Samajwadi Party members have been raising the issue for
the last few days in the House about the alleged
highhandedness by police against the party leaders and workers
in the state.
Amid demands by Mulayam Singh Yadav that his complaint as
also that of Akhilesh be referred to the Privileges Committee,
Kumar assured him that after getting a factual report from the
Home Ministry, she will decide future course of action in the
She said the complaint of Mulayam Singh Yadav was against
the District Magistrate and DIG of Lucknow for forcible
detention while Akhilesh has alleged misbehaviour by senior
officers of the district administration against him.
Supported by BJP members, Tandon alleged that Uttar
Pradesh police had forcibly entered his house and vandalised
it soon after he addressed a rally of Mayors and Chairpersons
of the Municipal Council seeking more powers to the local
bodies in the state.
BSP member Vijay Bahadur Singh opposed the pleas by the SP
and BJP members alleging that they were unnecessarily raising
a hue and cry.
When the issue was raised earlier, BSP had claimed that
the police had taken precautionary measures following SP
leaders` advise to its members that they would have to "shed
blood" to get tickets for the next year`s assembly polls.