Lucknow, Jan 21 (Agencies): Defending her government, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati said the government has taken appropriate action against the rape accused BSP MLA and also targeted the Opposition for making unnecessary political issue out of it.

Meanwhile, chargesheet was filed against BSP MLA Purshottam Naresh Dwiwedi for allegedly raping a 17-year-old dalit girl in Banda, a jailor and four cops were suspended in connection to the case. Under all round attack from Opposition for ‘giving shelter’ to the Banda rape accused MLA, Chief Minister Mayawati came out in the open to defend her government.

Defending her government's handling of the case, Mayawati said that an application has been filed for hearing the case in a fast track court.

"The CB-CID report has filed a charge sheet in Banda rape case (against MLA Purshottam Naresh Dwivedi) and also submitted its report to the government," Mayawati said.

On the basis of report, the government has suspended Circle officer, Attara, Rajendra Yadav, Additional SP Lalaram, Sub-inspector RS Shukla and acting SHO Attara Abdul Jabbar for laxity in supervision and for not probing the fake theft case against the victim, the CM said.

Banda jailor Gyan Prakash has also been suspended for failing to pay heed to the opinion of the jail doctor, who was told about the rape by the girl, she said.

Accusing the opposition parties of "shedding crocodile tears", “The Opposition has no room left to air their political agenda, hence they are trying to politicise Banda rape case”, she said.

Taking potshots at the Congress, Mayawati asked as to what the central commissions were doing in cases related to atrocities on women in Delhi and Haryana.

"Be it Ruchika case, Jessica Lal, Priyardarshani Mattoo or infamous Tandoor case involving Congress leader Sushil Sharma, no action was taken by Congress and others parties unlike the BSP government, which has taken action against its ministers and lawmakers whenever they were found involved in misdeeds," Mayawati said.