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UP govt responsible for 'breakdown' in law and order: Sriprakash Jaiswal

PTI  Kanpur, March 30, 2013
First Published: 19:19 IST(30/3/2013) | Last Updated: 19:23 IST(30/3/2013)

Union minister Sriprakash Jaiswal, who led the protest of Congress workers against the SP-led UP government in Kanpur on Saturday, alleged that most of the development projects in the city were lying incomplete in spite of release of funds by the Centre.

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Jaiswal, who is MP from the city, attacked the ruling SP government for "complete breakdown in law and order" in the state.

"Incidents of rape, eve-teasing and other crimes have become rampant," he said.

The state government is not "adequately spending" the funds sanctioned under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission for the city.

"Funds were issued for changing the old sewer lines in the city and also for the construction of roads," he said.

"Though some of the sewage work has been completed, questions are being raised over the quality of work while the roads dug up are still in a complete mess," Jaiswal said.

BJP also held a demonstration at the city's 'Bada Chowraha' crossing against the Congress MP.

BJP members, led by MLA Satish Mahan, attacked Jaiswal for "lack of development" in the city.

"Jaiswal, who is a three-time MP from the city, has done nothing and had just laid foundation stones," BJP MLA Salil Bishnoi had said on Friday.


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