Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati Friday met President Pranab Mukherjee and urged him to impose President’s rule in Uttar Pradesh following the Muzaffarnagar communal violence that claimed 48 lives.
“We requested the president to impose Article 356 of the constitution in Uttar Pradesh as the law and order situation in the state has gone out of hand,” Maywawti told reporters after the meeting.
The meeting focused on the communal violence in the Muzaffarnagar district that also injured hundreds and displaced thousands.
“SP (Samajwadi Party) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were hand-in-glove in disturbing peace and communal harmony in the state. I request the people to reject their communal agenda,” she said.
She alleged that SP was playing politics over the riots.
“SP has failed in controlling the riots, and also in the rehabilitation process,” she added.
“If they would have paid attention on controlling the situation when the communal tension started, situation would not have deteriorated,” she said.
The BSP leader also welcomed the Supreme Court decision on the negative voting.
“We welcome the decision, Babasaheb Ambedkar was always in favour of this,” Mayawati said.