Jungle raj prevails in UP: Mayawati

Published on Jan 29, 2018 01:28 PM IST

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Sunday lashed out at the state government over continuing violence in Kasganj.

Mayawati(File Photo)
Mayawati(File Photo)
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent, Lucknow

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Sunday lashed out at the state government over continuing violence in Kasganj.

“It seems that instead of the rule of law, jungle raj prevails in UP,” she said.

In a press statement, Mayawati blamed the BJP for violence in Kasganj town in west UP. Demanding strict action against anti-social elements indulging in violence, she alleged the criminalisation of the ruling BJP had led to collapse of the law and order situation. Development projects had come to a grinding halt, she said.

Instead of sending criminals behind bars, the state government was busy withdrawing cases against BJP leaders charged with violence and crime. The saffronisation of the state government had created a negative environment in the country, she said. There had been spurt in crime and violence not only in UP but also in other BJP-ruled states, she said.

Despite a Supreme Court order on release of the film Padmaavat, the governments in BJP- ruled states were lax in cracking the whip on anti-social elements, she said.

The indicated the BJP was promoting communal and caste violence to serve its political interests, she said.

The BJP had failed to fulfill promises to the people and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call of ‘sabka saath- sabka vikas’ was ringing hollow, she said.

There had been increase in unemployment with common people feeling cheated as a handful of capitalists were prospering under the BJP government, she said.

BSP CHIEF CALLS PARTY MEETING IN DELHI

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati has also called a meeting of party leaders and workers in Delhi on February 4 to discuss the political scenario in UP and the strategy for the 2019 Lok Sabha election.

A senior BSP leader said the party president will mull over the strategy for the assembly election in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Delhi.

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