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Mayawati accuses BSP, BJP of fomenting riots in Gorakhpur

The Bahujan Samaj Party chief demanded a ban on visits of leaders of all political parties to troubled spots of Gorakhpur.

india Updated: Jan 30, 2007 23:53 IST

Accusing the Samajwadi Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party of hatching a conspiracy to foment communal trouble to regain the declining support base, the Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Tuesday, demanded a ban on visits of leaders of all political parties to troubled spots of Gorakhpur.

If necessary the Governor TV Rajeswar should urge Centre to send an all-party delegation of MPs to study the situation and submit a report, said Mayawati while talking to media persons in Lucknow.

The BSP proposed to hold day-long demonstrations at divisional headquarters on Wednesday to protest against rape of Allahabad Madarsa inmates, said Mayawati adding the BSP would now take up the communal situation issue at demonstrations that would not be held in Gorakhpur division.

The Governor should dismiss the Mulayam Singh Yadav government and recommend imposition of President’s rule in Uttar Pradesh, she said while urging the Governor to undertake a visit to troubled areas to make an on the spot assessment of situation in Gorakhpur.

The Governor should also exert pressure on Mulayam government to recommend a CBI inquiry to probe incidents of communal violence in Gorakhpur and adjoining areas, she said. The Governor should exert pressure on the Chief Minister to transfer the case to CBI in the same manner as he did in case of Nithari killings, she said.

Mayawati said she had information from reliable sources that Samajwadi Party and Bharatiya Janata Party were behind the Gorakhpur incidents of communal violence.

The Samajwadi Party had been losing its support base due to poor law and order situation in state, she said adding the BJPs support base was also on decline for its tacit role in formation of Mulayam government.

The two parties were now planning communal riots to improve their performance in forthcoming Vidhan Sabha elections, she said. The Rashtriya Lok Dal and the Congress have also suffered a set back for their support to Mulayam government, she said adding the RLD and the Congress though did not have a strong support base in state.

First Published: Jan 30, 2007 23:53 IST