Lucknow, May 8: Questioning the governance of Yogi Adityanath led state government, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Sunday alleged that apart from Dalits and minorities, Brahmins are also becoming victims of “casteist discrimination, political malice and atrocities” in the state. A statement released by the party alleged that leaders belonging to her party complained about Brahmins being targeted and are facing discrimination in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led governments in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Also Read - Gorakhpur Police Gets Trolled by Netizens for Photoshopping Facemasks on Constable and Murder Accused

Justifying her allegation, Mayawati said that the police raid on the house of BSP MLA Vinay Shankar Tiwari in “chief minister’s district Gorakhpur is the latest proof of political malice.” In 2009, Tiwari had contested the Lok Sabha election against Yogi Adityanath from Gorakhpur district. Also Read - Uttarakhand Geared Up to Play Host to First-ever Snow Leopard Tours, All You Need to Know

After announcing Yogi Adityanath as the chief minister of the state, the BJP has been in Mayawati’s radar and she has said that the appointment of the Gorakhpur MP as the CM of the state is BJP’s way to “dupe” Brahmins and OBCs. Also Read - UP Horror: 50-year-old Widow Raped in Shahjahanpur

Targeting Uttarakhand government, the statement further said that, “Like Uttar Pradesh, in Uttarakhand too, especially the poor, Dalits, Backwards and Brahmin community are being made the victim of casteist discrimination, political malice and atrocities. And all this is happening under the open shelter of the government.

The BSP chief on Saturday raised questions about the law and order in Uttar Pradesh after the clash between the castes in Saharanpur. Blaming BJP government’s “saffron appeasement” to be responsible for such clashes, Mayawati said that “the anarchist and criminal elements of the saffron brigade” are making the “poor Hindu” victims of violence in the name of cow protection.

“Murder, violence and playing with law and order has become a common sight in the name of saffron appeasement of the BJP government which has also caused fear and terror among the people,” she said.