Lucknow: Aiming all guns at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) on Monday accused the BSP supremo of adopting pretentious concern for Dalits and not taking any steps for their betterment.

BJP national spokesman Ravi Shankar Prasad sought to know the details of measures taken by her for the welfare of downtrodden communities in the state.

Prasad charged her with paying only lip service to Dalit cause to further her political graph. He said Dalits are the most neglected and harassed during the BSP rule in UP and he posed three questions to the Dalit icon to answer.

“Chief Minister must tell how many Dalit youths were provided employment during her regime? What steps were taken to improve the condition of Dalit women hit by malnutrition in the state and what is the percentage of Dalit infant mortality in UP?” Prasad said.

Stepping up the ante on the BSP supremo, he alleged that UP's law and order had touched rock bottom and the common man was feeling highly insecure.

"Complete failure of the state police to track down the murderers of CMO (Family Welfare) Dr B P Singh points towards the deteriorating law and order situation in the state," Prasad added.

Comparing BSP and SP, Prasad said both the parties are embroiled in corruption cases, the difference being the ways adopted for corruption. While BSP involves itself in corruption through a single window, SP uses multi-window system for the same, added Prasad.

Prasad left no stone unturned to attack the ruling government as well. He hit out at the Centre saying the UPA is running the government using BSP and SP as its crutch.

On the question of including a Dalit candidate in the drafting committee of Lokpal Bill, he said this has to be decided by the Central government or the Civil Society drafting the bill.
Lambasting at Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh, Prasad said the land scam he is involved with is just a tip of iceberg.

Approving the arrest of Suresh Kalmadi as late but a right step, Prasad said that there should be stern action against other accused involved in the CWG scam.

JPN/Bureau