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CM extends protection to criminals : Maurya

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State BJP president Keshav Prasad Maurya said that Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav extended protection to criminals including tainted minister Gayatri Prajapati against whom the Supreme Court has instructed the state government to lodge an FIR.

“This is really shameful for a government that the apex court of the country orders lodging of FIR against his cabinet minister in a rape case. This shows that the Samajwadi Party government had only protected criminals in its regime,” Maurya said in a statement issued in Lucknow on Friday.

Maurya said that in the badlands of Uttar Pradesh, it is not kaam (work) but apradh (crime) which talks. 

“Chief Minister should tell the people why he tried to protect a minister who allegedly raped a minor girl. For three years, the victim’s family ran from pillar to post but no FIR was lodged by the police,” Maurya said.

“Chief Minister talks about Dail 100 and Women Powerline 1090 schemes. The Supreme Court order has exposed these schemes too,” he said.

Later, state BJP general secretary Vijay Bahadur Pathak told reporters that ministers and law makers of the ruling party called the shots while Chief Minister gave them protection. 

“No action was taken against SP legislator from Sultanpur Arun Verma and ultimately the girl was killed. Because the said law maker is close to Chief Minister, the police has so far not arrested the accused. Before that mafia don Atiq Ahmad had beaten up teachers in an education institute in Allahabad,” Pathak said.

The BJP leader charged the Chief Minister for not fulfilling the promises he made to the youth. The SP government should reply as to why it stopped unemployment allowances even after announcing it during 2012 Assembly polls.

“The CM should also clarify corruption in UP Public Service Commission (UPPSC) and why his government refused to take action against its Chairman Anil Yadav. After the intervention of  Allahabad High Court, he was removed,” he pointed out.

Pathak questioned as to why has the SP government failed to fill 1.5 lakh vacant posts in police and 2.5 lakh posts in several government departments.




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