At a time when the Opposition is riding on an anti-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wave ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha election, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Thursday made a critical statement against the Congress and said ‘the Congress regime in Madhya Pradesh are examples of state terror and should be condemned.’ She also said the same about the BJP rule in Uttar Pradesh.
Her statement came after 14 Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) students were booked for sedition on Tuesday night and the Madhya Pradesh government imposed the National Security Act (NSA) on Muslims on charges of cow slaughter earlier in the month.
“Congress government in MP like BJP slapped atrocious NSA against Muslims for cow slaughter. Now the Uttar Pradesh BJP government has booked 14 AMU students under notorious sedition charges. Both are examples of state terror and condemnable,” Mayawati said in a statement issued here.
Congress govt in MP like BJP slapped atrocious NSA against Muslims for cow slaughter. Now the UP BJP govt booked 14 AMU students under notorious sedition charges. Both are example of state terror & condemnable. People should decide what is difference between the cong & BJP govt?— Mayawati (@Mayawati) February 14, 2019
“People should decide what is difference between the Congress and BJP governments,” she added.
In Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, 14 students, including the AMU students union chief, were booked under sedition charges after some students and a TV channel crew got into an altercation over reports of a visit by AIMIM lawmaker Asaduddin Owaisi. The students were booked under sedition charges after a complaint was filed by Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha or BJYM activist Mukesh Lodhi, alleging that he was assaulted amid chants of pro-Pakistan slogans by some students, police said. Protesting against the police action, a "class boycott" call has been given by the students' union.
In Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, authorities slapped NSA and jailed on three Muslim men for allegedly killing a cow in Khandwa earlier this month.