A BJP delegation today submitted a memorandum to Uttar Pradesh Governor B L Joshi, alleging that law and order has deteriorated completely in the state.
The delegation led by the state BJP chief Laxmi Kant Bajpai alleged that after Badaun incident, 57 cases of crime with women had taken place in the state, and requested him to use his constitutional powers.
Bajpai also alleged that under patronisation of SP leaders, BJP workers were being attacked. He said that as the constitutional head of the state, he should consider whether SP government deserved to remain in power. "If not, then kindly use your constitutional powers," he said.
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister is being put under the scanner over the spate of rape cases in his state. The Badaun and Moradabad case of minor girls who were allegedly raped and then found hanging from trees have invited scorn from across the country. Read more
Law and order better in Uttar Pradesh than many other states, claims Akhilesh Yadav
Under fire over a spate of serious crimes in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today said that the law and order situation in his state was better than that in many other parts of the country and maintained that his government was working to improve matters. Speaking to reporters at an Investors' Conclave organised by UP, Yadav said that the "big" participation by investors at the meet was evidence that the law and order situation was fine in the state. Read more