LUCKNOW || Opposition parties in Uttar Pradesh have come out strongly against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and have blasted the union government for pushing the country into anarchy. Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati took to Twitter on Monday and said that the violent fall out of the CAA, as seen in the Jamia Milia Islamia University in Delhi and Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in Uttar Pradesh did not augur well for the country.
The violence is a failure of the union government, she said while adding that innocent people and helpless students have been targeted by the police.
Her party, she said was solidly behind the students on this matter. It is, however, a different reason that by walking out in the Rajya Sabha during the voting on the crucial CAB, BSP’s three members had walked out, making it easy for the government, which was precariously placed in numbers in the Upper House of the Parliament.
Appealing for calm, the four-time UP chief minister also sought a free and fair probe into the use of force by the police on students at Jamia and also AMU. In a Tweet, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav too trained his guns on the BJP and said that by unnecessary use of force on students, the ruling party had shown its “true Gujarat model” which espouses violence.