Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati said that the review petition filed by the Centre in the Supreme Court today was totally needed and necessary, but the filing of the review petition became a bit late. She said if this petition was filed earlier, then the people protesting against the dilution of the SC/ST Act and creating violence using Bharat Bandh would not have taken place. She said that the Centre should just not show off the petition filed but take note of the whole problem and fight for the rights and safety of the Scheduled Castes (SC) and the Scheduled Tribes (ST). She said that the dilution of the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 is not correct and that the party supports the Centre’s decision of challenging the Supreme Court’s decision. She also added that the people creating violence should be condemned and strict action should be taken against them.