The Yogi government has totally failed to check Covid-19 pandemic. The height is that in the name of this disease funds are being misused, Member of the Legislative Council Naresh Uttam alleged.(ANI file photo)
The Yogi government has totally failed to check Covid-19 pandemic. The height is that in the name of this disease funds are being misused, Member of the Legislative Council Naresh Uttam alleged.(ANI file photo)

Samajwadi Party stages protest against law & order, UP govt’s handling of Covid crisis

Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said the government needs to answer the queries on various issues like unemployment and the law and order situation.
By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON AUG 20, 2020 03:12 PM IST

Just before the start of the brief Monsoon Session of Uttar Pradesh Legislature, the Samajwadi Party on Thursday staged a protest in the Vidhan Bhawan against the law and order situation and the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said the government needs to answer the queries on various issues like unemployment and the law and order situation.

In a tweet in Hindi, Yadav said, “This session of the UP Legislative Assembly is going to be historic in a number of ways. The government has to answer questions raised by the opposition and its own people on coronavirus, unemployment, casteist atrocities and poor law and order.” “The Government’s thoko neeti (encounter policy) has become a point of internal discord (aantarik kalah) instead of becoming a point of reconciliation (sulah),” Yadav claimed.

Party members of both houses of the legislature staged a protest in front of the statue of former prime minister Chaudhary Charan Singh, holding banners against the state government.

Speaking on the occasion, Member of the Legislative Council Naresh Uttam alleged that there was jungle raj in the state .

Incidents like murder, loot, rape and kidnapping were taking place on a daily basis and it appeared that criminals had no fear of law, he said.

The Yogi government has totally failed to check Covid-19 pandemic. The height is that in the name of this disease funds are being misused, Uttam alleged.

Another member of Legislative Council, Anand Bhadoria, alleged that bad law and order has added to the woes of people facing problems due to coronavirus.

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