CONGRESS LEADER and Rajya Sabha member Rashid Alvi on Sunday demanded imposition of President’s rule in the State. Talking to newspersons here, Alvi said there was flagrant violation of Constitutional norms in the State. The law and order situation was fast deteriorating, which warranted the Centre’s intervention, he added.
Alvi alleged the ruling Samajwadi Party, in league with Mafiosi, was terrorising the Opposition, and specially Congress leaders.
Referring to an attack on him on October 23 in Bijnor, Alvi accused the ruling party of hatching a conspiracy to remove him from the political canvas of the state. He said the SP was shaken over the increasing support of the Muslim community to the Congress. He said now the minority community was favourably inclined towards the Congress and its positive impact would be visible in local bodies and State assembly elections.
The Congress would win at least six mayoral seats, he predicted.
Alvi said he would apprise Prime Minister Manmohan and AICC president Sonia Gandhi of the poor law and order situation to press for acceptance of his demand for Central rule. He said the attack on him had once again demonstrated that criminals were running a parallel government in the State. Alvi said he escaped unhurt because of the alertness of his security men.