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Mayawati questions PM`s Muzaffarnagar visit, demands President`s Rule in UP

Last Updated: Monday, September 16, 2013 - 16:26

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Monday reiterated her demand for imposing President’s Rule in Uttar Pradesh over the Akhilesh Yadav government`s failure to prevent the communal riots in Muzaffarnagar.

Commenting on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s UP visit, Mayawati said, "The Centre must dismiss the ruling Samajwadi Party government and impose President`s Rule in the state and if this decision isn`t taken then it will prove PM is only indulging in drama."

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Using her words cautiously, the BSP chief said that it is okay for the PM and Congress president Sonia Gandhi to visit the riot-hit Muzaffarnagar after so many days, but mere tokenism is not enough and action is needed.

Mayawati’s statement came shortly after Dr Singh, Sonia Gandhi and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi visited the violence-hit district of Uttar Pradesh amidst tight security today.
The former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister also attacked the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government, saying the ruling party didn`t make efforts to stop the violence and instead stopped BSP leaders to visit the affected areas.

Mayawati, who has a strong vote base amongst the Dalits and the backward communities, said that people from the lower caste have been badly affected in the violence.

First Published: Monday, September 16, 2013 - 13:39

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