Mulayam demands ban on Bajrang DalSeptember 23rd, 2008 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 23 (IANS) Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav Tuesday demanded a ban on the Bajrang Dal for allegedly attacking Christians in Karnataka and Orissa.”If SIMI (Students Islamic Movement of India) can be banned for its alleged involvement in anti-national activities, is Bajrang Dal doing the right thing by attacking and killing Christians in Karnataka and Orissa,” Yadav asked during a press conference.
Yadav also appeared upset over media reports declaring Uttar Pradesh’s Azamgarh district to be a nursery of terrorists.
“It may be possible that some residents are involved in such (terror) activities but it is not at all correct to declare all residents of Azamgarh to be terrorists”, argued Yadav.
Terming terrorism to be a global problem, Yadav ridiculed Chief Minister Mayawati’s allegations that it grew in the state during his regime prior to her taking over in 2007.
“She (Mayawati) herself is a terrorist and her only aim is to earn money and waste it in the name of building parks,” Yadav maintained.
He alleged that Mayawati had collected Rs.65 billion specially for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and said the money would be utilized to buy votes in favour of the chief minister’s Bahujan Samaj Party.
“We will be launching a state-wide campaign in the next few days to expose this corrupt government,” Yadav said.
Terming the increase in VAT in the state as yet another way of “earning” money, Yadav said: “It has increased the inflation in the state by three percent and is further going to increase”.
Yadav alleged that the government had failed in reaching adequate relief to the flood-affected areas of the State.
“She (Mayawati) never met any flood victim and we have formed a committee that will be going to flood hit areas to ensure relief work at our level,” Yadav said.