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Impose President's rule in UP: Alvi

Alvi said there was flagrant violation of constitutional norms in Uttar Pradesh, reports Masoodul Hasan.

india Updated: Oct 29, 2006 21:33 IST

Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member Rashid Alvi on Sunday demanded imposition of the President's rule in the state.

Talking to newsmen in Lucknow on Sunday Alvi said there was flagrant violation of constitutional norms in the state and the law and order situation had been fast deteriorating, which warranted centre's intervention to control further drift.

Alvi said the ruling Samajwadi Party in league with mafiosi and other hardened criminals had been terrorizing the opposition, specially the Congress leaders in the state.

Referring to the murderous attack on him on October 23 at Bijnaur, 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 the state assembly elections.

Alvi said he would apprise the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan and AICC president Sonia Gandhi about the crumbling law and order situation to press for the acceptance of his demand for central rule.

He said attack on him had once again demonstrated that the criminals were fearless and had been running a parallel government in the state.

Alvi said he escaped unhurt because of the alertness of his security men. Alvi said the Congress would perform well in the local bodies elections and win at least six mayoral seats.

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First Published: Oct 29, 2006 20:26 IST