Maya demands president’s rule in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow, April 16 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati Tuesday demanded that president’s rule be imposed in the state.

At a hurriedly called press conference here, Mayawati urged Governor B.L. Joshi to take note of “the breakdown of law and order” and recommend imposition of president’s rule in the state.

Reacting to the attack on her by Public Works Department Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav, who had warned her to mind her language or face the wrath of the Samajwadi Party (SP) workers, she said she would not use the word “goondas” for SP workers but would now call them “dahshatgard” (extremists).

She added that if the minister did not like the words used by her for the ruling party workers, it would be better if he directed his energies at reining in the lumpen elements of his party.

Mayawati had April 14 called SP workers goons and had threatened to get them beaten up when voted back to power.

To this, Shivpal Singh Yadav, the younger brother of SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, had said that if she would continue calling SP workers “goondas” they would retort by calling her “goondi”.

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