Opposition parties slam Mayawati government following blasts

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Lucknow, Nov 23(UNI) Opposition parties in Uttar Pradesh have blamed the ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) for its laxity in controlling terrorists activities in the state which led to serial blasts in the court permises of three cities today.

Principal opposition Samajwadi Party state working president Shivpal Singh Yadav charged the Mayawati government with making no serious efforts to curb the terrorist activities in the state.

''The BSP government is only interested in transferring officials than making any concrete efforts to counter terrorist activities,'' he said.

The SP leader said the state intelligence has failed to do its work.

Similar views were also expressed by senior BJP leader Keshri Nath Tripathi, claiming that the Mayawati government has failed to protect the lives and property of the people.

''BJP has always mooted for a stringent law to control terrorism in the state and the governments have failed to do so after the repeal of POTA,'' Mr Tripathi, former UP BJP president, said.

He also said the new law, UPCOCA, does not address the terrorism factor. ''It is unfortunate.'' Meanwhile, AICC general secretary in-charge of UP affairs Digvijay Singh and UPCC president Rita Bahuguna Joshi met in New Delhi to discuss the situation arising out of the incidents. ''They have requested the people of the state, especially the lawyers to maintain calm,'' said UP Congress chief spokesperson Akhilesh Pratap Singh.


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