Continuing her tirade against the Bharatiya Janata Party government in UP over deteriorating law and order, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, referring to the “bomb attack” inside court compound in Lucknow on Thursday, said that there was now no doubt that the state was run by criminals.
In a tweet, Priyanka posted, “The UP government should now clearly state that it lied to the public for three years. Actually the state is dominated by criminals.”
“In the state capital, lawyers are being attacked with bombs in the court. From the capital to remote regions, nobody is safe,” she tweeted in Hindi.
Last month, lawyers had struck work across the state, protesting against recent attacks on members of their fraternity.
Meanwhile, AICC media wing chairman Randeep Singh Surjewala also attacked the Yogi Adityanath government over poor law and order in Lucknow.
“The chief secretary, DGP and even additional chief secretary (home) are working on ad hoc basis and two officers of the PMO are running the UP government,” Surjewala said, adding that with no permanent officers on important posts, criminals were having a field day and striking at will.
Surjewala charged that corruption was at its nadir as districts and police stations were being sold.
“Yogi has no vision and is only interested in media and publicity. The state has turned into an ‘apradh pradesh’ (crime state) and Yogi government has turned ‘divaliya’ (bankrupt),” he said.
Alleging that the Modi government was conspiring to end reservation, Surjewala charged that the BJP and Sangh Parivar have been anti-Dalit, anti-tribal and anti-Backward Classes for decades, both in thought and in action.
Addressing media persons in Lucknow on Thursday, the Congress leader said that Congress would go to any length to make reservation a fundamental right and end the conspiracy of the BJP.
“A sinister conspiracy has been hatched by the BJP, Modi government and Uttarakhand BJP regime to attack the Constitution and abrogate the right of reservation in government jobs for SC/ST/OBCs. This was evident in the plea taken by Uttarakhand government before Supreme Court in two cases. The BJP government of Uttarakhand argued that there was no fundamental right of reservation in government jobs for SC/STs and it was not a constitutional duty of governments to grant reservations,” he said.
Surjewala said the Uttarakhand government’s plea was unfortunately accepted by the Supreme Court and it said that it was for the state government to decide whether reservations were required in the matter of appointment and promotions to public posts.
“Instead of the prime minister apologising to the country for the conspiracy and correcting the historical wrong being done to SCs/STs/OBCs, the BJP is trying to shift the responsibility by levelling false allegations “ he said.
“Dalits-Adivasis-Backwards victims of exploitation are being denied justice on account of the BJP’s tilled mindset. Under Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the Congress is determined to fight a decisive battle to protect rights of the downtrodden from the onslaught unleashed by Modi-Yogi governments,” he said.
Surjewala said that Congress would also launch a ‘Samvidhan Chaupal’ in all 822 blocks of the state from February 15 to make people aware of the conspiracy.