Kasganj violence due to ‘criminalisation’ of BJP, says BSP chief Mayawati

"Jungleraj prevails in States now ruled by the BJP," says Ms. Mayawati.

Updated - January 28, 2018 05:41 pm IST

Published - January 28, 2018 04:54 pm IST - LUCKNOW:

BSP chief Mayawati. File

BSP chief Mayawati. File

Blaming the BJP government for the communal violence in Kasganj district of Uttar Pradesh, BSP chief Mayawati on Sunday said such incidents were taking place all over the country due to the “chaos, crimes and violence” caused by the “criminalisation” of the BJP and its related outfits.

Ms. Mayawati said “jungleraj” prevailed in the States currently ruled by the BJP, especially U.P. “The dismal state of crime-control and law and order as well as development and welfare in BJP-ruled States shows us that the ruling BJP has been criminalised at all levels,” the former U.P. Chief Minister said.

As a consequence of the 'chaos’, she said, people were forced to overlook the corruption, failures and unkept promises by the BJP governments and instead worry about safeguarding their life and property.

Ms. Mayawati demanded strict punishment to the guilty in the Kasganj incident and said that the Yogi Adityanath government had “failed to bring the situation under control.”

One person died in firing and several were injured after violence broke out between two groups during a bike rally by right-wing groups affiliated to the BJP on Republic Day in Kasganj.

The BSP chief charged that by “scrapping cases against BJP leaders accused of crime, violence and communal riots”, the BJP was trying to “institutionalise jungleraj” in U.P.

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