Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party government in Uttar Pradesh, saying that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had lost grip over the state administration and his Cabinet colleagues.
“Anarchy prevails in UP as the Cabinet colleagues of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath care little about his office and the instructions issued by him. Even the bureaucracy is not responding to the directions issued by the political leadership of the state,” the SP chief said in a statement issued here on Sunday.
Accusing Yogi Adityanath of failing to control corruption, Akhilesh Yadav said there was no let up in transfer industry and extortion by government officers and ministers and the management of private medical colleges were fleecing students.
“The announcements of the Chief Minister remain confined to government files,” he added.
“It is no longer a secret that orders for transfers and postings are still being issued even when the scheduled time line fixed by the Chief Minister has already expired,” Akhilesh Yadav said and added, “The Chief Minister is unable to rein in the corrupt ministers.”
The SP chief charged that utter confusion prevailed in the secretariat as even the dust on government files was not being cleared.
Naming two ministers, the SP chief alleged that Stamps and Registration Minister Nand Gopal Gupta ‘Nandi’ and Health Minister Sidhartha Nath Singh were flouting the orders of the Chief Minister.
The SP chief said in Stamps and Registration department, transfer orders were issued after the expiry of the deadline fixed by the Chief Minister. Similarly, he said, inquiry into the transfer of paramedical staff had been dumped in cold storage.
Akhilesh Yadav said the tender scam in Public Works Department was too well-known and the Irrigation Department was no exception.
The SP chief charged that such irregularities could not go on without the tacit approval of the top political leadership.
Akhilesh Yadav alleged that in the prevailing environment, investors would never come to the state and that explains why the much-publicised groundbreaking ceremony “failed”.
Moreover, he said, the UP bureaucracy remained tied to the old culture of control and red tape, thus scaring the investors from the state.
The SP chief said the political instability and extortion by ministers and bureaucrats had unnerved the industrial houses and they were scared of coming to UP.
He said the BJP-led UP government had completed nearly half of its term and it had no intention of taking the state on the path of development and was busy in creating a false narrative of development by organising business meets and groundbreaking ceremonies.