Lucknow: Soon after the statue row by the Bahujan Samaj Party workers, the party has now begun to take pot shots at Akhilesh Yadav.
Following attacks on the Uttar Pradesh's 'ex-flame' Mayawati and constitution maker B.R. Ambedkar, the party described the current Uttar Pradesh chief minister as a 'bechara' who is overlooked by the officials of different departments.
Naseemuddin Siddiqui and Swamy Prasad Maurya, BSP's two big shots, alleged that the state government officials are not taking Akhilesh seriously and are not implementing orders issued by him at any level. There is no fear or pressure of the elite politician.
"What is the chief minister expected to do when the officials and policemen are not paying any attention to what he is saying," Naseemuddin Siddiqui said.
Akhilesh had ordered top administrative and police officials to beef up security around the statues of Dalit icons but that hasn't happened till now. But he has not taken any action as yet.
Ruling party's major confronter BSP also accused Samajwadi Party (SP) of scheming, inciting and provoking people following attacks on statues of Bhimrao Ambedkar and former chief minister Mayawati. The party described Akhilesh as the 'bechara' (poor) chief minister of UP.
Maurya termed the vandalisation of Ambedkar’s statuettes in Azamgarh as 'shameful'.
Siddiqui, however, also added that the chief minister had no ill will against the Dalit icons within his heart but he was helpless since his officials were not listening to him.
He also demanded security to be stepped up at important places of Dalit worship, parks and monuments built by Mayawati in her reign and also at the ancestral house of the BSP chief at Badalpur in Gautam Budh Nagar districts.