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'If DMK Doesn't Want To Serve Justice, Refer Matter To CBI': Mayawati on Tamil Nadu BSP President's Murder

Nishtha Anushree

Jul 07, 2024, 01:58 PM | Updated 01:58 PM IST

Mayawati in Chennai
Mayawati in Chennai

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati and her nephew and BSP national coordinator, Akash Anand reached Chennai on Sunday (7 July) to pay their last respects to Tamil Nadu BSP president K Armstrong.

Armstrong was hacked to death by six bike-borne men near his house in Chennai on Friday. The Tamil Nadu police have linked his murder to retaliation for the killing of gangster Arcot Suresh in August last year.

However, expressing her disappointment over the action taken by the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK)-led state government, Mayawati urged Chief Minister M K Stalin to pay attention to the state's law and order.

"Weaker sections in particular should feel safe. Had the government been serious, the accused would have been arrested, but now since that's not the case, we urge the state government to refer the case to the CBI," she said.

Mayawati asserted that the BSP has taken the matter seriously and the party will not sit quietly and will exert pressure on the state government to refer this case to the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation).

"To ensure action against the accused, the party cadre should come forward but at the same time, stay within the limits of law and show that the weaker section does not take law into their hands," she said.

Nishtha Anushree is Senior Sub-editor at Swarajya. She tweets at @nishthaanushree.

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