BSP blames Centre for lawlessness

Lucknow: In the wake of the attack on Arushi Talwar`s father and the burning of a government officer in Maharastra, BSP has blamed the Centre for its failure to check "lawlessness" and said the incidents are a proof of the "collapse of law and order".

"The attack on Arushi`s father Rajesh Talwar would not have happened had the Chandigarh administration taken effective action against the perpetrator after he attacked former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore on February 8 last year," a BSP spokesman said in a statement issued here last night.

The party pointed out that the Union Home Ministry was responsible for the law and order situation in Chandigarh.

About the incident in which an additional district collector was burnt alive in Maharashtra, BSP said it was an evidence of the collapse of law and order in the Congress-ruled state and demanded stern action against the guilty.

The statement said Congress leaders ignored such incidents in states ruled by their own party, but made a mountain of a mole hill in states ruled by other parties.

Rajesh Talwar (54), father of murdered teenager Aarushi, was yesterday attacked by an unidentified youth outside a Ghaziabad court, leaving him profusely bleeding from the head.