Samajwadi Party terms Mayawati ‘fascist’October 23rd, 2008 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party Thursday reacted strongly to the baton charge by the police on its supporters in various parts of Uttar Pradesh and termed Chief Minister Mayawati’s government “undemocratic and fascist”.The police Thursday cane charged Samajwadi party workers participating in three-day state wide protest against the government in Varanasi, Jhansi, Sultanpur and other places.
“This act shows the insensitivity of the government. This protest was to expose the organised corruption in the state. Mayawati is adopting fascist ways to curb people’s voice,” said Dharmendra Yadav, nephew of Mulayam Signh Yadav and a party MP.
“We were staging a peaceful protest to expose the anti-people policies of the government in Uttar Pradesh. This has exposed the arrogance of the chief minister. However, we will not be deterred with such acts and the BSP (Bahujan Samaj Party) will eat the dust in the Lok Sabha elections,” said Kamaal Akhter, a Rajya Sabha MP.