Mayawati accused Yogi government of promoting casteism and pursing anti-dalits policies.
Lucknow: Two statues of dalit icon Dr B.R. Ambedkar were found vandalised on Saturday in Allahabad and Siddhartha Nagar districts.
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered strict action against the miscreants in both the districts and has asked all officials to take necessary steps to prevent recurrence of such incidents.
BSP president Mayawati, in a statement, blamed the Yogi Adityanath government for these incidents. She said that the laxity of the state government was responsible for allowing such incidents to take place. She also accused the state government of promoting casteism and pursing anti-dalits policies.
The statue of Dr Ambedkar was found broken in Jhusi area in Allahabad on Saturday morning. The head of the statue had been broken.
Newly-elected Phulpur MP Nagendra Singh Patel (SP) marched to the spot of the incident with his supporters and demanded immediate arrest of the culprits and the replacement of the statue.
Tension prevailed in the area and SP( trans Ganga) Sunil Singh said that additional forces had been deployed.
SSP Akash Kulhari said that the statue was being replaced.
Meanwhile, another statue of Dr Ambedkar was found vandalised in Gohaniya in Siddhartha Nagar.
Dumariaganj MLA, Raghvendra Pratap Singh, who rushed to the village soon after the incident, alleged that it was a conspiracy hatched by the Samajwadi Party and the BSP and the culprits will not be spared.