BSP chief Mayawati on Sunday attacked the Samajwadi Party government over the murder of her party leader, saying that there is total lawlessness in the state and that the Centre should intervene to improve the situation.

Condemning the killing of former BSP MLA Sarvesh Kumar Singh Seepu in Azamgarh district, Ms. Mayawati alleged that the manner in which goons, mafias and criminal elements are ruling the roost in the present SP regime, the rule of law has ended in the state and “jungle raj” has been established.

Speaking during a meeting to review party organisation in the districts of western Uttar Pradesh here, the BSP supremo said that it was very shameful and this calls for intervention by the Centre.

She asked the party workers to spread awareness among people about the wrong policies and the work culture of harassment of the SP government so that they punish the party in the Lok Sabha elections.

The environment of better law and order, development and control on crime created during the BSP rule has ended in the SP regime, Mayawati alleged.

Communal harmony has also been disturbed in the state by the SP to indirectly help the BJP in the elections, she added.

The BSP supremo said that every section of the society was feeling harassed and when people come on the streets for their justified demands they are lathi-charged. To distract people’s attention from the problems, the government shuffles civil and police officials and harass them from time to time, she alleged, adding that this will, however, not benefit the party.

Instead of taking forward the BSP movement through media, the party workers should go among the masses to expand its base in ‘sarv samaj’, she said.

Mayawati said then only good result could be achieved by facing the tactics of the opposition parties.