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Akhilesh Yadav critisises BJP Govt

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Terming BJP the most casteist party of India, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav said that the law and order situation has deteriorated to such an extent that the newly appointed DGP was thinking twice before joining.

“This is a party which promised ‘achche din’ to the people. But the days are not that good as the new DGP was yet to join despite his appointment being announced a week back. The fact is that the crime rate has gone north and reports are pouring in from almost all districts about deterioration in law and order,” Yadav told reporters in Lucknow on Thursday.

The SP chief said that he had himself informed the Governor about the prevailing situation. “We can only give memorandum to the Governor about people’s life in peril as criminals are calling the shots. But the government has failed to control the whopping crime rate,” Yadav said.

The former Chief Minister said that in Shamli a girl was brutally killed and her family has been running from pillar to post for justice but the police has failed to arrest the criminals. 

“A ruling party MP is patronising the criminal, who intimidated the victim’s family and the police was taking the side of that MP,” said Akhilesh.

“People blame us for being casteist. But the fact is that the BJP is the most casteist party in India. This party thrives on division of society. It divides people on religion and caste. They can do anything to get political mileage,” the SP chief without elaborating.

Akhilesh was caustic at the government’s decision to impose toll tax on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway. “This is a government which has no vision about developing expressway and is good only at levying taxes. Had I been Chief Minister, I would not have levied toll tax for vehicles costing less than Rs 20 lakh,” he said adding that decision to levy toll tax on two-wheelers was ridiculous.

Yadav said that the Yogi Government was good at making promises but was very bad in fulfilling them. “Have students got sweaters ? The winter will start receding after Khichdi (January 14). What is the use having sweater then,” Akhilesh asked.  

Answering a question about the probability of SP going for a coalition, Akhilesh said that his priority was to strengthen the party at the ground level.

“People are joining the party. We need to activate our workers. That’s what we are doing now. There are no talks about coalition at this point of time. We will take a call when the time comes,” he said.

To another question, Akhilesh said that it was sacrilegious to have toilets painted in saffron. “You can not expect this from a government whose CM is a mahant of a temple,” he said.

Meanwhile, the SP got a shot in its arm as former MPs and legislators from different parties joined the party. Former BSP MP Lal Chandra Kol, former BSP MLA  Farhat Abbas, former BJP law makers Shambhu Chaudhary and Mahesh Balmiki and former minister Shyam Lal Rawat joined the SP on Thursday.



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