"I think the controversy about the VHP yatra is with an understanding between both the parties. BJP and SP are behind the controversy. Both these parties want to create communal tension. They want violence between two communities,” Mayawati said.

She said both the parties were on a weak footing in the state. "The Samajwadi Party government has badly failed on the law and order front. People of the state are very much against the government because of the deteriorating law and order situation.

"On the other hand, BJP's position is also not good in the state and both the parties are aware of it. Lok Sabha elections are round the corner, so in this situation if Lok Sabha elections are held, the results will not be good for SP and BJP," she said.

Condemning the "political game plan" behind the controversy over VHP's yatra, she appealed both communities to be aware of the "sinister design of SP and BJP". The former CM also demanded imposition of President's Rule in the state saying even ‘policemen are not safe in the state’.

(Agencies)

Latest News from India News Desk