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BJP govt acting against NGOs protesting its policies: Mayawati

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Lucknow : BSP chief Mayawati today attacked the NDA government for cancelling the licence of activist Teesta Setalvad-run Sabrang Trust to receive foreign funds, terming it as “biased” action and saying that all social organisations protesting the government’s “wrong” policies were being targeted.

“The Centre is acting against social organisations and NGOs protesting its wrong policies. Hence, the registration of Setalvad’s NGO Sabrang was cancelled. This action appears to be biased and is being protested at international level too,” she said addressing a meeting of party office bearers, coordinators, MLAs and candidates for the 2017 assembly polls at BSP office.

She said “the way the Home Ministry official heading a probe to find the missing files related to the encounter killing of Ishrat Jahan tutored witnesses, it showed in which direction the BJP government is working.”

Mayawati also alleged that Hyderabad University Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula committed suicide “because of the HRD Ministry”.

She alleged that ruling Samajwadi Party and BJP were hand in glove and “conspiring” to engineer “Hindu-Muslim riots” ahead of the assembly polls to gain political mileage.

“BJP raked up the issue of exodus of Hindus from Kairana, but SP did not counter it timely. It showed they both are partners in the conspiracy,” she said.

At the meeting, the BSP supremo also reviewed party’s preparation for the assembly polls next year.

PTI

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