UP govt 'more to blame' for Dadri incident: Mayawati
Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Thursday said that Uttar Pradesh government was "more to blame" for the lynching incident in Dadri, than the "unruly and criminal elements" in BJP and RSS.
The state administration never tried to seriously fulfil its constitutional duty of bringing the guilty to task, she alleged.
"More than the anarchic and criminal elements in BJP-RSS, it is the Akhilesh Yadav government which is to be blamed... not just in Dadri, but at other places too. People are out to spoil the atmosphere yet the government is not taking action against them," Mayawati said.
"The state government is neither taking action on its own nor letting the local police do the same...the main reason for this is they believe that they can survive only in such an atmosphere," she said in a press statement in Lucknow.
A 50-year-old man was beaten to death and his son seriously injured by a mob which barged into their house in Dadri village last Monday following rumours that a cow has been slaughtered and the beef was stored in his house.
Alleging that government has never shown any remorse in any such unfortunate incident, Mayawati said, the Samajwadi Party government has never appeared serious in fulfilling its constitutional duty of ensuring justice to those affected.
It has become a practice for this government to "weigh heinous crimes in money" as it believes that "sorrows and tears can be bought and sold", she said.
"In this incident too, the government has failed to ensure justice to the affected family and in turn exposed the internal understanding between Samajwadi Party and the BJP-RSS combine," the BSP chief said.
It has exposed the reality of the bad law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh during Akhilesh Yadav regime, Mayawati said.