Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Monday alleged there was a tacit understanding between the BJP and the SP over the Mathura violence.
Terming the BJP leaders’ criticism of the UP government a political gimmick, Mayawati said, “The union ministers said the law and order situation had collapsed in UP but the NDA government did not seek any report from the governor on the issue. It clearly showed that both the central and state governments were doing politics over the incident.”
She further said, “The common people are questioning the inactivity of the central government. Mathura is a religious spot and lakhs of pilgrims visit the temple city. A large number of armed people assembled in Jawahar Bagh but the intelligence agencies did not alert the state government. Now, the union ministers are trying to cover up the central government failure.”
“The prime minister as well as the union home minister come from UP. They cannot escape their responsibility to ensure safety of the people. If the state government had failed to check violence, the central government should take legal action against it,” she said.