Maya's admn yet to furnish proof against Tikait to Buta

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New Delhi, Apr 11 (UNI) The Administration of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati is yet to send to the National Commission for Scheduled Castes(NCSC) the text of BKU leader Mahendra Singh Tikait's speech in which he had reportedly made derogatory remarks against her.

Ms Mayawati had attacked NCSC chairperson Buta Singh for ''keeping silent over Takait's casteist remarks'' and had accused him of being under the Congress pressure.

Responding to the allegation of Ms Mayawati, Mr Singh had told a press conference about a week back that he had asked the Bijnore district administration to send to the Commission the text of Mr Tikait's speech immediately after he came to know through the electronic media about the remarks attributed to the BKU leader.

''The Commission is still waiting for a report from the Bijnore district administration, but so far they have not heeded to the Commission's request,'' an official of the Commission told UNI.

The Commision acts as a civil court and it cannot act suo motu on media reports. So unless the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister herself files an affidavit in the court or the district administration sends any report, it would not act, the official said.

''We have asked for the text of Tikait's speech from the Bijnore district Magistrate, and as soon as we receive it, action will follow according to the rules and the BKU leader may be summoned,'' the NCSC Chairman had said at the last week's press conference.

He had expressed his ''deep hurt'' over ''the insults heaped on me'' by the BSP supremo's allegation of inaction against him in the case.

Mr Singh had also released to the media a copy of the letter the Commission had written to the Chief Minister's office expressing the Chairman's anguish over her allegations that appeared in a news story carried by the Delhi edition of the Indian Express, which read as: ''The CM also lashed out at National SC/ST Commission Chairman Buta Singh, saying 'his silence in this case indicates that either he has lost his voice or the Congress' party has gagged his voice.

She demanded his resignation too.'' UNI NAZ AKJ GC1800

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