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BJP demands President's Rule in Uttar Pradesh

BJP on Saturday demanded President's rule in Uttar Pradesh for the "breakdown of law and order" in the state.

india Updated: Mar 04, 2006 17:31 IST
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BJP on Saturday demanded President's rule in Uttar Pradesh for the "breakdown of law and order" in the state.

Demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, BJP president Rajnath Singh, who is here on a two-day visit to the state, said, "The law and order situation has broken down in UP, there is rampant horse-trading in the political circles and there are communal riots in Lucknow in which people are being killed."

"We therefore demand that President's Rule be imposed in the state," he added.

Singh also asked MLAs in the state to refrain from horse-trading and the Muslims in the state to conduct "peaceful protests".

"The tension spilled on to the streets of Lucknow on Friday because a group of Muslims staging anti-Bush protests had forcefully tried to close down shops", he alleged.