SP demands dismissal of "autocratic" Mayawati govt
Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party on Friday demanded
the dismissal of the "autocratic" Mayawati government in Uttar
Pradesh and said it would approach National Human Rights
Commission over "brutal" police action on its party workers
during the outfit's state-wide stir against ruling BSP.
A delegation of SP leaders led by party state president
Akhilesh Yadav met Governor TV Rajeswar at the Raj Bhawan and
requested him to dismiss the BSP government, which they
alleged that the government acted in an inhuman way against
peaceful SP protesters by beating them brutally.
"We will also be approaching NHRC against the policemen
including DIG, Lucknow DK Thakur, who dragged party workers
and hit them with his boots during the peaceful
demonstration," Akhilesh told reporters after meeting the
The SP leader also claimed that even the party workers'
families were also harassed by the police and administration.
The SP leader also gave an application to the DIG to lodge
a report against the policemen for assaulting and misbehaving
with him at Amausi airpot where he landed from Delhi on March
His security man Brijbhan Singh also handed over an
application with the DIG claiming that policemen misbehaved
The party launched a three-day agitation on March 7
against the Mayawati government.