New Delhi: Slamming Congress government in Madhya Pradesh (MP) over a recent case of cow slaughter where National Security Act (NSA) was slapped against the accused, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Thursday equated Congress with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
“The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh slapped atrocious National Security Act against Muslims for cow slaughter. The BJP government in Uttar Pradesh also booked 14 Aligarh Muslim University students under notorious sedition charges. People should decide what is difference between the Congress and BJP government,” former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati said.
She said both Congress and BJP are example of state terror.
The BSP supremo attacked the grand old party’s government in MP, of which BSP is an ally, for registering “frivolous cases” against Dalits (those belonging to lower castes).
She demanded that all cases registered against Dalits during the recent ‘Bharat Bandh’ (all India strike) be taken back.
This is not the first time that Mayawati attacked Congress party. Last month, she accused Congress of failing to live up to the expectations of the common people.
“Congress has been the longest rulers in the history of India. But the poor, backward classes and the minorities have not got their due in terms of development under Congress rule,” she said.
She also criticised Congress of granting farm loan waivers.
“Even though Congress assured a victory this time, fingers are already being raised over the Congress government in three states over farm loan waivers. The big question is why the farm loan waiver cut offs have been set to nine months ago. Also these governments are only waiving loans up to Rs200,000 and this will not help farmers in any manner,” Mayawati said.
Last week, she had categorically ruled out an alliance with Congress for the upcoming general elections.
“I do not see any benefit in any tie-up with the Congress as its votes are not transferable,” she had told media.
Meanwhile, MP state minister PC Sharma said, “we are doing what was promised in our manifesto. If Mayawati thinks something is unethical, she can write to us, we will have discussions. There is no comparison between Congress and BJP.”