Lucknow, Jul 31 (UNI) The Samajwadi Party (SP) today criticised the Mayawati government for being ''anti-Brahmin'' and ignoring the plight of the teachers of 223 Sanskrit schools in Uttar Pradesh.
The party said the arrest of Sanatan Samaj Party chief Kripashanker Mishra, while he was going to submit a memorandum to UP Governor T V Rajeswar shows government's negative attitude towards the Brahmins.
Addressing a press conference here, SP state working president Shivpal Singh Yadav said the atrocities against the Brahmins in the state has increased many fold with over 1,400 cases registered against them under the SC/ST Act.
He said the erstwhile Mulayam Singh Yadav regime had sanctioned government subsidy for 223 sanskrit schools in the state, but the Mayawati government dumped the scheme after coming to power.
''Now, the teachers of these schools, mostly Brahmins, were on the verge of starvation,'' he said, questioning BSP General Secretary Satish Chandra Mishra about his claim that the present regime was a Brahmin government.'' Mr Yadav also alleged that the Lucknow Police resorted to lathicharge on the Sanatan Samaj Party, activists in which several Brahmins were wounded.
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