Centre discriminating against minorities, says Mayawati

Sonbhadra (Uttar Pradesh), (IANS): BSP supremo Mayawati on Wednesday attacked the BJP-led central government, alleging discrimination against people from minority communities, and warned the voters that they would face “RSS agenda” if the BJP won the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.

“The government has been showing discriminating attitude against people from the minority communities, specially Muslims. Even Aligarh (Muslim University) and Jamia Millia Islamia are being targeted over the issue and are being forced to lose the right of minority universities,” she said at a rally in this Uttar Pradesh district.

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The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief also warned the voters that if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wins the election, this party and its central government will work as per the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) agenda.

Accusing the BJP and the central government of interfering in the Muslim Personal Law and other laws, she said: “As a result of the central government’s discrimination against minority community, these people are afraid about their lives, assets and religion.”

The four-time Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister also attacked the BJP for exploiting the minorities in the name of “cow protection, Love Jihad, patriotism and culture”.

“In the name of terrorism, Muslims and other people from minority community are seen with suspicion. In this situation, it is very difficult to implement Sachar Committee report in the presence of BJP-led government,” she added.