With its ties with the Congress in a tailspin, the Samajwadi Party (SP) has again targeted Governor T.V. Rajes-war, accusing him of being a facilitator between the Congress and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).
“The governor is the chappu (oar) of Mayawati,” general secretary Amar Singh said. “He is a BSP governor,” said party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav after SP members prevented the governor from addressing the House on the opening day of the budget session on Tuesday.
Upset over the turn of events in the Supreme Court, which is hearing a disproportionate assets case against him, Mulayam said Rajeswar used to write to him everyday when he was chief minister. “He is now silent on the prevailing law and order situation in the state.”
With his party making little headway in reaching an electoral pact with the Congress, Mulayam suspects a softening of ties between the Congress and BSP. “The BSP may assist the Congress after elections with the help of the governor.”
The UPA government, too, is responsible for the deteriorating law and order situation in the state, he added.
Congress Legislature Party leader Pramod Tiwari was guarded in his response to Mulayam’s diatribe against the governor.
“One should not say anything against a person holding a constitutional position,” he said. In Delhi, party general
secretary Digvijay Singh dismissed Mulayam’s accusations as baseless.