Lucknow: The
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Sunday lashed out at the Uttar Pradesh
government claiming that memorials and parks constructed during its rule
were suffering from neglect and apathy.

File image of Mayawati. PTI

File image of Mayawati. PTI

laxity in the putting out of a fire that had broken out at the
‘Manyawar Shri Kanshiram Green Eco Garden’,  the party said a delegation
will soon meet Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to emphasise that statues
of great personalities hailing from Dalit and other backward
sections should not be neglected.

Police officials said that a
fire had broken out at the ecological garden late last night, but
claimed that it had been put out quickly. In a statement, the BSP said
that the memorials and parks that were constructed during its regime are
of historic value and important from the tourism point of view.

public places must be maintained properly. After the BSP government
went out of power, these parks and memorials have become a victim of
neglect and apathy. Repeated efforts are being made to draw the
attention of the state government towards this,” Mayawati said,
according to the statement.

The statement said that BSP chief had
formed a four-member committee that will meet Adityanath and highlight
the laxity on the part of the state government, so that such incidents
are not repeated.

Those in the committee are party’s national
general secretary Satish Chandra Mishra, party’s state unit
president Ram Achal Rajbhar, leader of BSP legislative party in the
UP Assembly Lalji Verma and former minister Indrajeet Saroj.

party leaders will meet the chief minister and urge him to ensure that
statues of great personalities hailing from Dalits and other backward
castes of the society are not neglected,” the statement said.

a Lucknow police spokesperson said the fire that had broken out at the
garden last night was put out in a short span of time.

“Late on
Saturday night, a bundle of dried grass had caught fire. Immediately
fire tenders were called and they extinguished the fire in a short span
of time. There was no damage to the structure,” the spokesperson said.

Published Date: Jun 04, 2017 07:21 pm
| Updated Date: Jun 04, 2017 07:21 pm