Mulayam blames Mayawati for firing on farmers
Squarely blaming UP CM Mayawati for today's firing incident in Greater Noida, SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav called the blatant act "undemocratic".Updated: Aug 13, 2008 20:16 IST
Squarely blaming Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati for on Wednesday's firing incident in Greater Noida, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav called the blatant act "undemocratic".
"The Chief Minister (Mayawati) has lost her mental balance. I do not understand what does she really wants.... The way in which firing was ordered on peaceful agitators in Greater Noida is undemocratic," Yadav told reporters.
He also demanded immediate arrest of those involved in the firing incident and claimed that at least 10 people were killed and 110 injured in the brutal act.
"Among around 110 people injured, condition of 15-20 is stated to be critical. The local police and administration, as per my information, have disposed of a number of bodies in a canal," Yadav alleged.
He said those injured were lying unattended as access to the area has been denied by the police.
"Even those who wanted to donate blood to the injured were prevented from entering the area," he claimed, demanding a thorough probe into the matter.
He said that the Mayawati government had given similar orders of firing on many occasions and that was not tolerable in a democratic country.
"A case of murder should be registered against officials responsible for ordering firing on the innocent farmers," he said.
Asked about state government's statement that firing was done on "unscrupulous elements", Yadav said: "For her (Mayawati) Samajwadis are goondas (hooligans) and farmers are anti-social elements."