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Dismiss ministers with criminal past, Mayawati to Uttar Pradesh CM

BSP Supremo Mayawati on Tuesday termed as ‘theatrics’ and ‘image building’ exercise the merger of Mukhtar Ansari’s QED with SP and its subsequent nullification, saying if Akhilesh Yadav is really concerned about law and order he should first dismiss his ministers with ‘criminal antecedents’.

Dismiss ministers with criminal past, Mayawati to Uttar Pradesh CM
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BSP Supremo Mayawati

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BSP Supremo Mayawati charged that the communal atmosphere in the state had been spoilt because of an understanding between SP and BJP and that both the parties wanted to give the coming polls a Hindu-Muslim colour by instigating communal riots. 

“In order to cover up its misdeeds, a drama on the lines of the one enacted last time concerning DP Yadav was replayed over the inclusion of QED and its subsequent nullification... This will have no effect on the people of the state,” Mayawati told reporters here. 

“Such theatrics is not going to help in image building of the head of the Samajwadi Party government... If he is really serious and sensitive towards improving law and order situation, he should first dismiss all his ministers having criminal antecedents and act tough on goonda and mafia elements in the party,” she said. 

The BSP chief, however, said this is not going to happen as, if implemented, this will ‘fill all the jails in the state and the party will be left with none’. 

Mayawati said SP made ‘full use’ of QED in the Rajya Sabha and Vidhan Parishad polls before shunting it out and now Ansari and others will also take their help by ensuring that weak candidates are fielded against them by SP in the coming polls. 

On her charge of dismal law and order in the state, Mayawati said the situation was ‘so bad’ that even those who have to uphold law are being ‘targeted’. 

“The morale of criminal elements enjoying the patronage of SP is so high that they are also targeting policemen and instead of being sensitive towards this, the SP government is doling out compensation to martyrs and freeing itself of all its responsibilities,” Mayawati said. 

The BSP chief said under these circumstance, the Governor and Central government need to fulfil their Constitutional obligations without delay or else the people of the state will not forgive SP as well as BJP in the 2017 Assembly polls. 

The BSP chief also attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other senior BJP leaders for holding public meetings in the state promising development and eradicating poverty and asked them to spell out as to what they did on these fronts when they were in power in the state in the past. 

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