Lucknow, Apr 8: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Wednesday, Apr 8 criticised the Election Commission of India (ECI) for its decision to transfer UP Principal Secretary of Home Kunwar Fateh Bahadur.
Talking to reporters here, Mayawati said, "Removing of the officer just due to political reasons on basis of their baseless allegation will demoralize officers of the state due to which law and order problem could erupt in the state."
"EC will be responsible if there is any terrorist or Naxal problem or any incident happens with me or any other leader during campaigning," warned Mayawati.
The Election Commission on Tuesday, Apr 7 had ordered the removal of Kunwar Fateh Bahadur following complaints from opposition parties.
In a memoranda submitted to Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami, the Congress, the Samajwadi Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party had urged the removal of some senior state officials.