Congress on Thursday accused the Mayawati government in Uttar Pradesh of 'sponsoring' the attack on its state President Rita Bahuguna Joshi’s house in Lucknow out of personal vendetta.
“All this has happened at the behest of UP chief minister....under the sponsorship of the state government. The FIR has the name of culprit Babloo Tiwari, a BSP MLA, who was spearheading the attack,” Congress leader Digvijay Singh told reporters in New Delhi.
“The police was told what is going to happen. When the incident took place, all senior officials were at CM’s residence... Congress will fight the way in which Mayawati government is using law to suppress its political opponents,” Singh said adding the party will fight it “at whatever level we are made to”.
Party spokesperson Manish Tewari told PTI, “there is complete jungleraj in UP. The chief minister is taking her frustration out against the legal proceedings against her which are coming to a culmination now.”
Joshi was on Wednesday arrested in Ghaziabad district for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Chief Minister Mayawati.
Alleged BSP supporters had set a portion of Joshi’s house on fire besides damaging vehicles parked in the premises.