Mayawati writes to PM, puts onus on Centre

Written by Political Bureau | Lucknow | Updated: Oct 1 2010, 07:28am hrs
Soon after the Ayodhya title suit verdict was pronounced by the Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court, UP chief minister Mayawati shot off a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh requesting him to initiate suitable steps for the implementation of the court order.

Talking to media, Mayawati said, The Centre would be responsible for any law and order disturbance in UP if they did not initiate any step regarding implementation of the court order in time.

She said, While requesting for the implementation of the court order, I have referred to the Supreme Court order dated October 24, 1994, in which the apex court had given the control and management of the Ram Janmabhoomi premises and the 67 acres of the land around it to the Government of India. The then apex court order also had stated that the central government would be responsible for the implementation of any order related to the disputed land in Ayodhya, she added

Therefore, Mayawati said, The Centre is responsible for implementation of the verdict pronounced by the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court on Thursday.

In the wake of the high court order on Thursday, the CM also made an appeal to the people across the state to maintain communal harmony and ignore the rumours.

She accused the Centre of turning down the the UP governments demand for 642 companies of the para-military forces for maintaining law and order in the state. She alleged the Centre had handed over 700 companies of the para-military forces to UP during the 2007 Assembly elections, but relieved merely 52 companies to tackle such a serious problem this time.

While giving the break-up of the deployment of the 52 companies, Mayawati said 18 of the companies are deployed for the security of the HC while 15 has been sent to Ayodhya. The remaining 19 companies of the para-military forces are left for the security of rest of the districts, she added.

She also refuted Union home minister P Chidambaram statement that 1.90 lakh policemen have been deployed in UP.