On Monday, BSP chief Mayawati warned that the party will have to “review” its decision of outside support to the Congress governments in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh unless the cases registered against “innocent” people in connection with the Bharat Bandh on April 2, 2018 are withdrawn.

In a statement, Mayawati said that the cases were lodged against innocent people as part of political and caste “vendetta” in Rajasthan and Mp which were then governed by the BJP, during the Bharat Bandh that was observed to demand restoration of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and reservation in promotions.

She stated: “The new governments in these states should immediately withdraw these cases. That is an important matter concerning interests of Dalits and tribal people. If the Congress governments (in these states) do not act without delay, the BSP could have to review its decision of giving outside support…”

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