BSP demands president's rule in UP
Attacking the Samajwadi Party (SP) government in UP in the wake of the murder of a police officer, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Tuesday alleged that the law and order situation has deteriorated in the state and demanded imposition of President's Rule and action against those guilty in the case. The party raised the issue in both the houses of Parliament and forced adjournments.
BSP Chief Mayawati said that the SP government in Uttar Pradesh has "failed" on all fronts since it was formed last year.
"There is nothing going on in the state on the development front. The law and order situation is bad. SP goons are calling the shots due to which a DSP has been
murdered. People against whom FIRs have been lodged have not been arrested as yet," Mayawati said.
She said that Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias 'Raja Bhaiyya', who has been accused in the murder case, has only tendered his resignation as a state minister and no action has been taken against others involved in it.
"People have demanded a CBI inquiry but before that the government should ensure that action is taken. The situation in UP is bad and under the present condition, there should be President's Rule and the state administration should be taken over by the central government," Mayawati said.
Countering the BSP tirade on the law and order front, SP leader Ramgopal Yadav said the state government has decided to recommend a CBI probe into the killing of DSP Zia-ul-Haq. "Whatever the DSP's wife has demanded has all been accepted...Now it is upto CBI to take further action in the case," Ramgopal Yadav said in the SP's defence.
Facing stinging criticism over the murder of the police officer, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav had on Monday assured the wife of the slain officer that his government would recomend a CBI probe into the killing.
Asked about Raja Bhaiya's arrest, he said, "Ask this question to the CBI."