Samajwadi Party President Mulayam Singh Yadav today charged Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati with creating "unnecessary hype" over security arrangements ahead of the pronouncement of the Ayodhya verdict by the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court tomorrow.
"Nobody is thinking of creating any disturbance and yet the state government has made massive deployment of force all over the state leading to unnecessary tension", Yadav said at a press conference here.
"Aisa mahaul banaya hai ki kuch na hota ho to ho jaye (such an atmosphere has been created that something would happen even though nothing appears to be on the cards)," he said accusing the state government for creating an atmosphere of "fear" ahead of the verdict.
The former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister refused to take any question on the pronouncement of the verdict tomorrow, saying he would not like to comment on the functioning of the judiciary.
The Samajwadi Party has full faith in the judiciary and hopes the verdict would be acceptable to all, Yadav said.
He recalled that the state SP chief Akhilesh Yadav had already made an appeal to maintain peace after the pronouncement of the verdict.
Akhilesh Yadav had asked his party MPs, MLAs and other leaders to help maintain peace and order.
After the Supreme Court cleared the way for the Allahabad High Court to deliver its verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi- Babri Masjid title suit, the state government has directed officials to beef up security at Allahabad and Lucknow benches of the High Court.
The state government had also directed district administrators to step up vigil around places of religious, public and historical importance.
Flag marches were conducted by security forces in some parts of the state yesterday to instill confidence among the people.