Mayawati slams Congress, BJP: Invoking NSA ‘example of state terror’

Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati Thursday slammed the Congress government in MP and the BJP-led UP government over the use of the National Security Act (NSA). The BSP chief was referring to two separate incidents in MP and UP, where the NSA was invoked by the respective state governments, leading to widespread outrage.

In MP, the newly formed Congress regime has invoked NSA against three persons arrested on charges of cow slaughter in the communally sensitive Khandwa town. While in UP, 14 students of the Aligarh Muslim University were booked on the sedition charge and other IPC sections on Wednesday for allegedly raising anti-national slogans on the campus.

Terming the incidents as an “example of state terror”, Mayawati said that people should decide what is the difference between the Congress and the BJP government.

“Congress govt in MP like BJP slapped atrocious NSA against Muslims for cow slaughter. Now the UP BJP govt booked 14 AMU students under notorious sedition charges. Both are example of state terror & condemnable. People should decide what is the difference between the Cong & BJP govt?” Mayawati tweeted.