Mayawati defends Governor's observations

Updated on May 23, 2007 09:35 PM IST
Mayawati also calls the previous Mulayam regime as Kans Raj and says the SP did not appear to have taken any lessons from its past mistakes, reports Umesh Raghuvanshi.
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Hindustan Times | By, Lucknow

Chief Minister Mayawati on Wednesday defended Governor TV Rajeswar for his observations. The Governor had called the previous Mulayam regime unconstitutional. She further said the Gorakhpur serial blasts were an attempt to disturb communal harmony.

"Governor's observations are fully justified. He did not do anything wrong," said Mayawati while defending the Governor who in his address before two Houses of the State Legislature on May 21, 2007 had called the Mulayam regime unconstitutional. The Supreme Court's verdict disqualifying the 13-BSP MLAs had put a question mark on the formation of Mulayam government, she said adding that the Mulayam government became unconstitutional after its formation on August 27, 2003 following the SC's verdict.

Mayawati called the previous Mulayam regime as

Kans Raj

and said the Samajwadi Party did not appear to have taken any lessons from its past mistakes. "They want to create the same atmosphere as prevailed during the previous regime," she said adding that instead of tendering his resignation Mulayam Singh Yadav continued to cling on to his chair. The acts of the SP leaders reflected on their frustration, she said adding that the June 2, 1995 incidents reflected the true face of the Samajwadi Party and its government. "Attempt was made even on my life," she said.

There was a tacit understanding between the Samajwadi Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party, she said adding that the BSP government led by her would not allow the designs of the two parties to succeed. "We have asked officers to conduct the investigations at every level," said Mayawati adding that her government had taken the blasts seriously. The DGP GL Sharma, the Principal Secretary Home K Chandramauli, ADG Law and Order Brij Lal and ADG STF had been sent to Gorakhpur for an on the spot assessment of the situation, she said.


    Umesh Raghuvanshi is a journalist with over three decade experience. He covers politics, finance, environment and social issues. He has covered all assembly and parliament elections in Uttar Pradesh since 1984.

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