SP urges Centre to act against Mayawati Govt

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New Delhi, Jan 12 (UNI) Under '' allround attack'' by BSP supremo Mayawati's government in Uttar Pradesh, main opposition Samajwadi Party today sought to align the ruling Congress at the Centre, an equal target of the state Chief Minister, in its fight against the ''dictatorial'' functioning of her government.

The SP appealed to the Home Ministry to sound a warning to Ms Mayawati's government for the alleged atrocities it was committing against its political opponent and the blatant use of the official machinery to achieve its objective.

It would soon be meeting the President and the Prime Minister with a report on the state of affairs in the state.

The party also said it was ready for an alliance with the Congress for the next Lok Sabha election if it made any offer for that without any conditions.

''We are for the time being not demanding dismissal of the state government, but can do so after we visit the state to inquire into the police atrocities against our workers and get a first hand account of the situation there,'' veteran party leader Janeswar Misra said at a press conference here.

Mr Misra would be heading a five SP MPs team to the state to probe into the police firing in a college in SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's home district Etawah in which a student Mukesh Yadav was killed during an agitation against police manhandling of the party's acting state chief and Mr Yadav's younger brother Shivpal Singh Yadav and its youth wing chief and MP Akhilesh Yadav, who is the son of Mr Mulayam Singh.

Mr Shiv Pal Singh Yadav and Mr Akhilesh Yadav were allegedly mistreated while they were staging a demonstration in front of the District police Chief's residence in Lucknow against police atrocities on K K College students while they were demanding restoration of student unions.

Mr Misra said victory in the elections had gone to Ms Mayawati's head and she had lost all reasoning. Her statement that she would do the same to Mr Mulayam Singh Yadav as she did to his party leader Mr Shivpal Yadav who was slapped by cops handling his Lucknow demonstration showed that she had lost all sense of propriety which a person holding the post of a chief minister should have.

''In fact there was no rule of law in Uttar Pradesh, which she was running as her fiefdom. In such a situation, the Centre should act, first by issuing a warning, and then by dismissing her government if such conditions persist,'' he said.

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