THE CENTRE is considering the Uttar Pradesh Government’s dismissal, particularly in the wake of allegations of massive rigging during the recent local bodies’ election, Union Minister of State for Home Sriprakash Jaiswal said.
“The proposal to dismiss the Uttar Pradesh Government is under serious consideration. The Centre cannot behave like a hapless spectator and will exercise its constitutional rights,” he told reporters here on Saturday evening.
“Almost all the Opposition parties have demanded the dismissal of the Uttar Pradesh Government after the alleged massive rigging in the recent civic poll,” he said.
Asked about the role of the State Election Commission during the poll, Jaiswal said that he had full faith in the institution, but whatever happened during the election, was there for all to see.
State Congress chief Salman Khurshid, who was also present with Jaiswal, said the party would launch a massive “jail bharo” protest on November 20.
The party would also lay siege to the Vidhan Bhawan on November 27 to protest against rigging and booth capturing in the recent poll, Khurshid said.
Meanwhile, senior Congress leader and AICC treasurer Motilal Vora attacked the State Government for what he called the blatant misuse of official machinery and massive rigging.