Political killing era starts in UP: Mayawati

ANI | Updated: Oct 03, 2017 22:32 IST

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), 03 oct (ANI): Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Tuesday said the era of political killings has started in the state after caste and communal violence.

Her comments came after a BSP leader was murdered in Allahabad in the wee hours of Tuesday.

After many incidents of communal violence in the state, there has been a rise in political murders which resulted in the murder of Rajesh Yadav.

"Rajesh Yadav was an active BSP worker and recently he also fought the general elections from Gyanpur seat in Bhadohi. His murder has raised a serious question on the law and order situation of the state," Mayawati said in a statement.

To take the stock of the situation, Mayawati has sent a three member delegation consisting of Ramachar Rajbhar, state president; Lalji Varma, leader of the legislative Party and senior leader Ambika Choudhary to the Bhadohi district in the Mirzapur division to console the family and assure them of justice.

The former CM has also demanded to the government of the state, to arrest the culprits and to give them strictest of punishment.

BSP leader Rajesh Yadav was gunned down on early Tuesday morning outside the Tarachand Hostel of Allahabad University.

"Apart from the murder of Rajesh Yadav, incidents of violence and tension have erupted in more than a dozen districts of Uttar Pradesh during Moharram and Dussehra. This shows the failure of the Yogi Adityanath's government in tackling the law and order situation in the state" she said.

The BSP supremo further alleged that "especially in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ruled states, incidents of communal violence by fanatics have take place under the protection of the state government. This has resulted in atmosphere of caste, communal, and political tension in the society".

She went on to say, "It is the result of this that yesterday a dalit boy was murdered in Gujarat. This is also a result of the failure of the Gujarat government in giving strict punishment to the culprits that these violent incidents against dalits in the state are not stopping". (ANI)