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Maya defends Governor's remark on SP Govt

The UP CM says the remark by the governor was based on the SC's judgement in which the SP Govt had disqualified the defected BSP MLAs.

india Updated: May 23, 2007 17:21 IST

Coming out in strong defence of UP Governor TV Rajeswar's comment terming Samajawadi Party's government as "unconstitutional", state Chief Minister Mayawati on Wednesday said the remark was based on the Supreme Court's judgement in which it had disqualified the defected BSP MLAs.

Terming the protests by the Samajawadi Party as an act of "despertation", she told reporters that Samajwadi Party was frustrated after a crushing defeat in the just concluded assmebly polls.

"It seems that Mulayam Singh Yadav has not learnt a lesson from his crushing defeat in the assembly polls and still wants to create anarchy in the state," she said.

In his address to the joint sitting of the state legislature on May 21, the Governor, while outlining the priorities of Mayawati government, had said an atomosphere of "anarchy" prevailed in UP during the last four years and that "the people's verdict was ridiculed by forming an unconstitutional government after splitting political parties."

Mayawati said while the SP government should have resigned after the Apex court verdict disqualifying 13 defecting BSP MLAs, it still "clinged on to power" with a tacit understanding with BJP.

First Published: May 23, 2007 17:15 IST