Lucknow, May 2: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav today accused the Mayawati government in Uttar Pradesh of registering fake criminal cases against opposition leaders in the state in order to prevent them from contesting the coming Lok Sabha elections.
Addressing the meeting of the party district presidents and general secretaries here, Mr Yadav said the party workers should be ready to go for a 'do-or-die' battle against the BSP government for its undemocratic approach.
''The Mayawati goernment has failed to solve the problems of the poor and now the government is targeting the opposition leaders before the Lok Sabha polls,'' he claimed.
Further claiming that corruption was rampant in the present government, he asked the SP leaders to go before the people and apprise them of the real a character of the BSP government.
''The recent landslide victory of the BSP in the by-elections to three assembly and two Lok Sabha seats could be attributed as the win of the government machinery rather than of the voters,'' Mr Yadav said.
Meanwhile, talking to mediapersons, the party's state working president Shivpal Singh Yadav here claimed that two sisters in Lakhimpur Kheri district have died last month due to starvation.
''Two teenage daughters -- Sunita(18) and Madhuri(16) of one Jagdish Gupta of Gonghia village in Gola tehsil of the district died due to starvation on April 16 last,'' he said while alleging that the government took no notice and had not provide any compensation to the family members.
Mr Shivpal Yadav also welcomed the joining of Congress leader from Bijnour Satish Kumar Gautam in the party fold.