Bijnore, (UP) Jan 11 (UNI) The BJP today expressed disgust at the ongoing battle between Samajwadi Party (SP) and ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chiefs in Uttar Pradesh over their 'thappad, thaili and thana politics' (violence, corruption and litigations involving police and courts) and said it would launch a statewide awareness campaign to highlight how real issues were being relegated to the background.
BJP Vice President and former Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the showdown between Chief Minister Mayawati and SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav was a mere 'ego clash' where real issues like internal security, law and order and farmers problems were being ignored. Mr Yadav was displeased because his younger brother Shiv Pal Yadav was injured in a scuffle with police while leading a public agitation whereas Ms Mayawati was concerned about threats to her own life and getting SPG cover from the Centre.
''A CM who is worried about her own security can't provide security to the people of the state'', he said.
He said the politics of 'thappad, thaili and thana' of the SP and BSP would damage UP's polity where each was locked in 'personal warfare' for their own reasons and their family members. The problems of the common man was never under focus and this is what the BJP would do in the coming months-- taking the message to the people, he said.
He criticised the Mayawati Government for use of force against a peaceful rally by the BJP to highlight the problems of farmers from Bundelkhand region where several senior party leaders were brutally lathicharged in Lucknow. The BJP would highlight how the real issues were being relegated in the personal fight between the CM and the Opposition Leader.
He said Leader of the Opposition L K Advani and BJP President Rajnath Singh would address rallies in Rampur on February 10, where terrorists had attacked the CRPF camp killing eight people, despite advance information about an impending attack with the Centre and State Governments. The party would also organise massive rallies in four or five places of UP to deliver its message to the people, he added.
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