Mayawati has ignored Dalits: BJP

Lucknow: Accusing Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati of ignoring dalits, a senior BJP leader on Tuesday said incidents of atrocities against Dalits and rapes have increased in the state.

"BSP which came to power by promising uplift of scheduled castes in the state has continuously ignored them during its four-and-a-half year rule," BJP national spokesperson Ramnath Kovind told reporters here.

Kovind, who is also the in-charge of BJP SC/ST Morcha, said, "No major work was done for the betterment of the community in education and employment sectors."