UP assembly concerned on objectionable CD issue,BJP targets Mayawati

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Lucknow, Mar 11 (UNI)The opposition alleging conspiracy to incite civil war like situation and staging walkouts over the CD issue,Uttar Pradesh government today made it clear in the state Assembly that a CD made public by a Dalit outfit containing some objectionable remarks on the upper caste had nothing to do with the BSP.

The issue was raised by the members of the Samajwadi Party, the main Opposition party, which alleged that the contents of the CD had detrimental to the society.

The parliamentary affairs minister Lalji Verma informed the House that the Chief Minister Mayawati had already ordered high level inquiry into this.

Mr Verma also contradicted involvement of any BSP MP in the release of the CD. The minister announced that three people have been arrested in Harraiya in basti district and six CDs have been recovered from their possession.

'' The private satellite news channel who had telecasted the CD has been asked to withdraw the programme immediately last night'', he added.

However the opposition Samajwadi Party terming the incident as serious and an effort to throw the country into a civil war staged a noisy walkout of the house.BJP also walked out of the house in similar protest.

Raising the issue, leader of the opposition Mulayam Singh Yadav said the state government was supporting the circulation of the controversial CD.'' Such thing would only create civil war like situation in the state'', he said.

While Congress legislature party leader Pramod Tiwari demanded a CBI probe into the case, BJP legislature party leader Om Prakash Singh said the BSP government should be held responsible for the distribution of the CDs.

It may be recalled that the contents of the CD were being shown on a private news channel claiming it was in the market in two-three states. It also said the contents were volatile and danger to social tranquility.

The matter was wound up after the assurance from the government that the appropriate action would be taken in this matter after the probe was completed.

Later, talking to newsmen, the state BJP president Ramapati Ram Tripathi alleged direct involvement of BSP supremo and chief minister Mayawati into whole CD issue.

Dubbing the contents of the CD dished out by one Ambedkar Samaj Sudhar Samiti as direct attack on the hindu culture, he said the BJP had no faith in the probe ordered by the state government, instead an impartial inquiry should have been ordered by the government. A BSP MP, Lalmani was patron of the CD and there was no doubt of the entire issue had blessings of Ms Mayawati, he charged.

''BJP would never tolerate the attack on hindu culture and leave no stone unturned to expose the real face of BSP,'' the BJP state chief said.

Mr Tripathi said the distribution of CD was well planned and several states had this CD in public. Earlier also, the BSP government had been involved in distribution of controversial book 'Sacchi Ramayan' which had shown hindu dieties in vulgar manner, he pointed out.

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