Lucknow, Sep 16 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Friday blamed Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav for rising atrocities on Dalits in Uttar Pradesh.

Speaking at a rally here to denounce remarks by UP minister Mohd Azam Khan on B.R. Ambedkar, Shah said it was sad that Dalits were being victimized in the country's largest state.

"Samajwadi Party workers are grabbing land of poor Dalits and have let loose a reign of terror on them," he said and also accused Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati of having exploited the Dalits for electoral gains.

Without taking any name, he hinted that the SP government was being run at the directions of Azam Khan who was mouthing obscenities at everyone and had now insulted even the architect of the Indian Constitution.

State Bharatiya Janata Party chief Keshav Maurya said his party would continue with the agitation against Azam Khan till a case was registered against him for the use of objectionable language against the Dalit icon.