THERE IS no law and order in Uttar Pradesh under the Samajwadi Party government. Murders, loots, dacoities and rapes have become the order of the day, said Dr Narendra Kumar Singh Gaur, city north MLA and former higher education minister, in a press conference here on Saturday.
Referring to the UP Home Ministry’s report placed recently in the State Assembly, the BJP leader said that 20,000 murders had been committed since Mulayam Singh Yadav came to power in UP three years back. Kidnappings in UP topped the national list of crimes, replacing Bihar. A total of 3254 rapes, 5283 loots, 500 kidnappings and abductions, 4531 dowry deaths, 11353 cases of atrocities etc had been committed in the Samajwadi Party rule. He said it was the responsibility of the State government to maintain law and order but unfortunately it gave absolute freedom to criminals. He described the present rule as jungle raj.
He said the State government had announced Kanya Vidyadhan, unemployment allowances, saree distribution etc to woo voters. However, this was no permanent solution to the problem of poverty. Regarding education, the former minister said it was shocking to note that there was a shortage of one lakh primary teachers. As a result, education quality was affected in the State. He said it was the BJP government that had raised the upper age limit from 32 to 35 for PCS examinees. But now students demand for 10 per cent qualifying of PCS preliminary exams to appear in the mains was not conceded by the government.
He said Madhyamik Shikshak Chayan Ayog and other selection commissions had become centres of corruption because of government policies.
He said Vijay Kumar Mishra was the fittest candidate for mayoral post because he had a vision to develop the city. He asked all political parties to tell the citizens what they had done for the city. His party, he claimed, had given the city five universities, a bridge over Yamuna, a homoeopathy medical college, a geo magnetic centre and several other such institutions.
Vijay Kumar Mishra presented his plan to develop the city after being elected as the mayor. The BJP leader charged SP with nursing anti-national feelings.