Chief Minister Mayawati on Wednesday issued stern warning to Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav to restrain his party cadre or be ready to face action. Mayawati said SP leaders, including Yadav, had been trying to disrupt law and order and protect the goons and criminals. The government would not spare even Yadav if there was threat to peace in the state, the chief minister said.
The chief minister told journalists in Lucknow “SP criminals and Mafiosi were behind disruption all over the state on Wednesday”. “The government is committed to maintain peace and anybody trying to create trouble will be dealt with sternly”, Mayawati said. The government has ordered probe into Saifai police firing. The Kanpur divisional commissioner would investigate the case, the chief minister said.
“Gone are the days when even officers were humiliated and insulted in the state during Yadav regime”, Mayawati said and added the BSP government would not allow hooligans to run amok on the streets.
“Agar Mulayam Singh Yadav ne criminals ko bachane ki koshi ki to unko bhi nahin bakhsha jai ga” (even if Mulayam Singh Yadav tried to protect the criminals he would not be spared), the chief minister said.
Yadav said “there is no rule of law in the state and police had become uncontrollable”. In Saifai the police directly fired on the students who were protesting against ban on students’ union election”, Yadav said.
While Yadav said the agitating men were students and party workers, Mayawati called them “SP goons, criminals and Mafiosi”. Those involved in Tuesday violence at KKC PG College in Lucknow were also history-sheeters belonging to SP, Mayawati said.
The chief minister said SP had been making desperate efforts to disrupt peace but it would not be allowed. “The government has taken today’s violence seriously”, Mayawati said and added effective measures would be taken to tackle the situation.