Bahujan Samaj Party chief and former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Mayawati condemned the attacks on statues of great political figures. She has condemned the violence against the statue of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar. She has talked about this with a news agency, she said,”Our party condemns such kind of incidents, we demand from the Centre and all the state governments that in the entire country including Uttar Pradesh, special arrangements should be made especially for the safety of iconic Dalit statues.”
She has mocked the Prime Minister and said,”Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rhetoric won’t work here, such elements should be dealt with provisions of treason. If the government shows strictness now then in the future no one will have the courage to engage in such incidents.”
It is worth mentioning here that the statue of Bhim Rao Ambedkar was vandalised in Meerut’s Mawana late on Tuesday night. The vandalisation spree started after the statute of communist icon Vladimir Lenin was pulled down in Tripura – which has voted the BJP to power after 25 years of Left rule.
has cautioned that senior government and police officers will be held responsible for vandalized statues.