Dismisses Opposition charge of deterioration in law and order

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Saturday lashed out at the Opposition, especially the Samajwadi Party and the Congress, for tarnishing the image of the Bahujan Samaj Party government.

She alleged that the criminal elements behind the July 12 bomb attack on Minister Nand Gopal Gupta Nandi in Allahabad were patronised by the SP.

Involved in 88 cases

Talking to journalists here on Saturday, Ms. Mayawati said the Chaka block pramukh, Dilip Mishra, the alleged mastermind of the attack on Mr. Nandi was related to SP MLA Vijay Mishra, and the two were involved in 88 criminal cases.

Their illegal property of over Rs. 10 crore was attached by the Allahabad district administration recently and Mr. Vijay Mishra owned property worth Rs. 50 crore in Jasola area of Delhi, she alleged.

Dismissing the Opposition charge that the law and order situation in her regime had deteriorated, Ms. Mayawati reminded the Congress and the BJP of the terror attack on Parliament, the 26/11 terror strike in Mumbai, the killings of the former Railway Minister, L.N. Mishra, and the former Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, and the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.