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Bachchans cannot save SP

THE BAHUJAN Samaj Party (BSP) activists burned the effigy of Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav at its ?dhikkar- diwas? programme at Collectorate on Thursday.

india Updated: Dec 01, 2006 01:38 IST

THE BAHUJAN Samaj Party (BSP) activists burned the effigy of Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav at its ‘dhikkar- diwas’ programme at Collectorate on Thursday.

Amitabh Bachchan and his actor-son Abhisek Bachchan were also on the target of the BSP leaders. “Neither Amitabh nor Abhishek can save the Samajwadi Party from being uprooted in the Vidhan Sabha elections,” the BSP leaders said.

Leader of BSP in Vidhan Parishad, KK Gautam termed both Amitabh and Abhisehk as anti-poor. “Using his influence over the State Government Amitabh got the land of farmers registered in his name and his father’s name in Barabanki district illegally. On the other hand standing crop was destroyed during the shooting of Abhishek-starrer film at Agra”, he said.

Training his gun on the Chief Minister, Gautam said, “If BSP comes to power it would order an inquiry into the death of the Yadav’s first wife. “The law and order has deteriorated in the State while mafia and criminals are ruling the roost”, he alleged.

Earlier, the BSP workers assembled at Parivartan Chowk in the morning and reached collectorate in a procession carrying the effigy of the Chief Minister.

They alleged that by not declaring mourning after the demise of the BSP founder Kanshi Ram, the State Government had not only shown disrespect to the Dalit leader, but the act of the government had also humiliated his followers.

Policemen tried their best to prevent the BSP workers from taking the effigy of the Chief Minister inside the collectorate premises, however, their efforts went in vain. Later the police also used water canon to disperse the BSP workers, but they managed to assemble in the premises and subsequently burn the effigy of chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav.

The BSP leader s blamed the State Government for desecrating the statue of Bhim Rao Ambedkar in Kanpur. Terming it as a political conspiracy, the BSP leaders said that the culprit should be arrested immediately.

BSP leader Dr Neeraj Bora said that along with conferring Bharat Ratna on Kanshi Ram, the Central Government should also issue postal ticket to mark his anniversary. He said after coming to power in Uttar Pradesh, the BSP would set its eye at Centre.

Later talking to the media persons, Gautam said that in several districts, the police force tried to stop BSP workers from taking out protest rally.

First Published: Dec 01, 2006 01:38 IST