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BJP seeks home ministry's intervention in law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh

IANS  Lucknow, June 02, 2014
First Published: 12:37 IST(2/6/2014) | Last Updated: 12:41 IST(2/6/2014)

The Uttar Pradesh unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has sought the Union home ministry's intervention in the failing law and order situation in the state, a party leader said on Monday.

This follows a first-hand probe by the party's state unit in the recent rape and murder cases in Badaun, Etawah and Azamgarh.

State BJP president Laxmikant Bajpayi said crime against women was on the rise and the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government has failed in containing the slide-down. He said that since Samajwadi Party activists were involved in most of such crimes, the police do not act against them.

"The situation is frightening," Bajpayi said, adding that a report will soon be sent to Union home minister Rajnath Singh.

He also asked why chief minister Akhilesh Yadav did not visit the family of the two sisters who were assaulted, gang-raped and murdered in Katra Sadatganj village of Budaun.

Bajpayi said the BJP's women wing will protest at the official residence of the chief minister on Monday.

Meanwhile, political leaders continue to make a beeline to the house of the two victims in Budaun. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, former state chief minister Mayawati, Samajwadi Party MP from Budaun Dharmendra Yadav, and former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar visited the family on Sunday.

Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan and his son Chirag are scheduled to visit the family on Monday.


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