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State Govt failed to fulfill poll promises: Opposition

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Opposition members on Tuesday slammed the Yogi Adityanath government in the Assembly for failing to deliver on poll promises made in the party’s `Sankalp Patra and deliberately fomenting communal trouble across the state to hide its failure. The Opposition charged that the Yogi government has failed to follow `Raj dharma’ as `Gau rakshaks’ have had a free run attacking police and posing a threat to law and order.

Initiating a debate on the motion of thanks to the joint address by Governor Ram Naik to both Houses, BSP leader Lalji Verma said, “The BJP has stolen the slogan of Behan Mayawati that rule of law will be established through law, yet the BJP government has miserably failed to deliver.’’

Launching a scathing attack on the CM, the BSP leader said, “Instead of promoting scientific temper, the government is promoting superstition and the CM himself was imposing the culture of majority community on the rest of the state by celebrating Diwali at Ayodhya at the cost of the state exchequer.’’

“Failing to control law and order, the CM is creating an environment of fear among people by dishing out threats like `bullet for bullet’. This is not a feasible way of controlling law and order. This can be done only by taking effective measures within the framework of rule of law and the Constitution,’’ charged Verma alleging that BJP leaders involved in crimes were being protected by the state government.

“Gau rakshaks assaulted a sub-inspector in Aligarh and they were bailed out from the police station and no further action was taken against those who assaulted the officer,’’ charged Verma. 

The BSP leader alleged that in Kasganj, the national flag was desecrated by Saffron brigade as they waived their flag along with the tricolour.

“The BJP had promised crime and corruption-free governance during Assembly poll. The claim has boomeranged for the the top BJP brass as cabinet minister Om Prakash  Rajbhar publically said that corruption grew manifold ever since the BJP came to power,’’ reminded the BSP leader.

Ajay Kumar Lallu of Congress said that the Yogi government stood exposed in less than one year in office. ``The BJP had promised to double farmers’ income but the fact remains that potato growers were committing suicide as they were not getting remunerative price for their produce,’’ said the Congress leader.  

Supporting measures taken by the state government to curb cheating in High School and Intermediate examinations, Lallu said that the government should also examine the reason behind copying and large number of students not appearing in the examinations. He said the students were forced to resort to copying as there was no teaching in government and government-aided schools / colleges across the state.

 Nitin Agarwal of Samajwadi Party charged that to malign the previous Akhilesh Yadav government, the Yogi government has ordered probes into several projects including Lucknow- Agra expressway but nothing has been established so far. He alleged that many projects completed during SP regime have not been commissioned by the BJP government.

There will be no sitting of the House on Wednesday due to holiday on account of Shivratri. The debate on motion of thanks to Governor’s address will conclude on Thursday with a reply by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.




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