Alleging rampant corruption in BSP-ruled Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party on Tuesday said even Anna Hazare did not dare to launch his anti-graft campaign in the state, due to fear of "autocratic" Mayawati government.
"Corruption is at its peak in UP but it seems Hazare is afraid of starting an anti-corruption campaign here due to fear of autocratic Mayawati government," SP UP head Akhilesh Yadav told a gathering in Fatehpur.
"Whosoever has initiated any campaign during the Mayawati regime has been lathicharged. The government has tried to curb agitations using force," he said.
Yadav, on the second leg of his Kranti Rath Yatra, came down heavily on the BSP government terming it as "anti-Dalit and anti-Muslim".