SP `hell-bent` on taking one-sided legal action: BSP

Condemning the arrest of its legislator in connection with Muzaffarnagar riots, BSP on Sunday alleged that the ruling Samajwadi Party government was "hell-bent" on taking one-sided legal action to save its skin.

Last Updated: Sep 22, 2013, 17:19 PM IST

Lucknow: Condemning the arrest of its legislator in connection with Muzaffarnagar riots, BSP on Sunday alleged that the ruling Samajwadi Party government was "hell-bent" on taking one-sided legal action to save its skin.

"To hide its mistakes and failures, SP government is hell-bent on taking one-sided legal action," leader of BSP Legislature Party Swami Prasad Maurya told reporters here.

BSP MLA from Charthawal, Noor Saleem Rana, was arrested yesterday from Muzaffarnagar for allegedly inciting violence.

Referring to the August 30 meeting in Muzaffarnagar, the BSP leader said that people, cutting across community and party lines, had participated in it.

"Other than BSP leaders, the meeting was also attended by Congress and SP men...Then why action was not taken against them," Maurya said.

Maurya alleged that the ruling party was acting with "political vendetta."

"The arrest of party MLA Noor Saleem Rana is out of political vendetta and BSP strongly condemns it," the BSP leader said.

Law is equal for all and there must be no discrimination in legal action, he said.

Maurya alleged that SP government was already in the dock and indication towards a senior cabinet minister in a TV sting operation has "exposed its involvement" in the riots.

He demanded that the government should ensure rehabilitation of the people displaced due to the violence.

Maurya alleged that SP and BJP were trying to divide two communities in different camps for their political gains.

"BSP wants to appeal the people of the state to maintain communal harmony and remain alert from communal forces," he said.

PTI