Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Thursday demanded a CBI investigation into the recovery of dead bodies in River Ganga in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh.
"The recent revelation of more than 100 dead bodies found in Ganga in Unnao (UP) has infused fear among people and therefore we demand a CBI investigation into the issue," said Mayawati.
She further stated that the Samajwadi Party had failed to maintain law and order situation in the state.
"Fifty-eight percent of people of Uttar Pradesh rejected the BJP. The party won with clear majority in the Lok Sabha polls, but they should also realise only 42 percent votes were in their favour, and 58 percent of the people rejected them in Uttar Pradesh," she said.
"Fuel prices have come down remarkably in the international market. It's unfortunate that the people of the nation and state governments have not benefited by this. The Samajwadi Party led Uttar Pradesh state government has also failed in maintaining law and order in the state as well as on all other fronts," she added.
The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo also launched her book 'A Travelogue of My Struggle-ridden Life and BSP Movement' to mark her 55th Birthday.
Over a 100 bodies were recovered from the river Ganges in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district, earlier on Wednesday. Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati had said she has sought a report from the District Magistrate of Unnao with regard to the incident.
The NGT had earlier on Tuesday passed a slew of directions including a fine of Rs 5,000 on individuals spotted throwing waste or religious items in the river as it unveiled a plan for its restoration.