Alleging total collapse of the law and order machinery under Samajwadi Party rule in Uttar Pradesh, BSP supremo Mayawati on Friday said the Akhilesh Yadav government was playing into the hands of the mafia and underworld dons.

“Law and order has touched an all time low in Uttar Pradesh with mafia and underworld dons calling the shots under the SP rule,” she said at a rally here in support of BSP nominee from Haridwar Haji Islam.

Citing spurt in crime against Dalits under the SP rule, she said when she was the Chief Minister the Dalits felt safe and those who committed crimes against them were put behind the bars.

Claiming there was no riot during her rule in the State, she said riots occurred in Uttar Pradesh not long after the SP took over the reigns of power.

The BSP supremo said she distributed tickets in these elections keeping the interest of Sarva Samaj in mind and if the Dalit and Muslim votes went collectively to the BSP candidate “no force can stop him from winning”.

Giving reasons for the recent suspension of Uttarakhand Cabinet Minister Surendra Rakesh and MLA Haridas from the BSP, she said action was taken against them as they could not work in the interest of the Dalits despite holding a position of power.

She also made it clear that they would not be given ticket to contest the next Assembly polls in Uttarakhand.