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SP inspired by BJP, biased towards `weaker` sections: Mayawati

Updated: Jul 29, 2016 17:17 IST
New Delhi, July 29 (ANI): Expressing her grief over the Mainpuri Dalit couple murder, Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Friday said the Samajwadi Party (SP) is getting inspired by the government at the Centre and is developing a biased attitude towards the weaker sections of the society.

"There is considerable increase in the rate of criminal activities in Uttar Pradesh. The attitude of BJP government is biased towards the Dalits and weaker section of the society. The government has a racist mentality and the Dalits are being harassed across the country. SP is getting inspired by the BJP government," said Mayawat i.

She strongly criticized the Mainpuri incident where a Dalit couple was allegedly hacked to death over mere Rs. 15 by a shopkeeper.

She said, "The real culprits must be arrested immediately and the family member of the Dalits couple must be helped financially by the government."

However, the Samajwadi Party today, condemned the brutal killing of Dalit couple and said that the state government will leave no stone unturned to ensure that justice is delivered to the family at the earliest.

Speaking to ANI, Samajwadi Party leader Gaurav Bhatia also advised the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) to refrain from politicising the issue and not to think about mere votes. "It is most unfortunate that a person is killed for a small amount of money. We condemn it and the state government will leave no stone unturned to ensure that justice is delivered to the family of the victims at the earliest. Investigation would be done at great speed to ensure that justice is not delayed," Bhatia said.

The Mainpuri Police have arrested the accused and started inquest proceeding. (ANI)