Lucknow, Oct 30 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati Tuesday hit out at the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh, accusing it of "complete failure on all fronts", including curbing the rising incidence of communal violence.
Back from a hectic campaign in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh, the BSP leader in a statement said the state was faced with communal strife and goons were ruling the roost.
"It is a matter of great concern that the people are unsafe and the law & order situation in the state is becoming worse by every passing day," said Mayawati, the previous chief minister.
Claiming that people were frightened in Akhilesh Yadav's rule, she said that while the state was faced with communal violence, the government had "lost its grip on power".
"Mathura, Bareilly, Pratapgarh and now Faizabad - the communal violence is getting from bad to worse and curfew has been imposed for a long period in many parts of the state... the situation is alarming," she said while suggesting that the SP government should learn to rule from the BSP government she ran for five years between 2007 to 2012.
She also accused Akhilesh Yadav of being a "ghoshna mukhya mantri (announcement chief minister)" and said that while the state was faced with serious challenges, he was busy making "tall claims" and "hollow announcements".