Lucknow, Jan 9: Coming down heavily on Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for accusing her of ordering police firing on his party workers, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Wednesday said that the students" violence in the state was a conspiracy orchestrated by the SP against her government. Mayawati has also warned that no party would be allowed to take law and order into their hands.
Protests across the state by SP workers led to the release of party leaders Shivpal Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav, hours after UP Police in Lucknow arrested them during a student-organised agitation. Talking about the violence that occurred in Mulayam"s village Saifai, Mayawati said the police fired at protesters only after the mob started pelting stones at the police.
According to sources, at least two persons were killed and several others were injured in the police firing at protesting students. Earlier in the day, party workers participated in a state-wide protest that turned violent in places like Etah and Saifai.
In Allahabad, Samjawadi Party activists stalled the movement of Ganga-Gomti Express train.
"Today, all of us have gathered here to protest against the arrest of our leader Akhilesh Yadav and our state in-charge Shivpal Yadav by stalling the Ganga-Gomti Express in Allahabad, "said Ravindra Yadav, the district head of the Samajwadi Yuvjan Sabha.
The train later moved only after police intervened into the matter.