Reacting to the deteriorating law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday said that Article 256 empowers the government to give directions to a state government, and that even President's rule can be imposed on Uttar Pradesh, if they refused to follow those directions.
"Articles 356 empowers the central government to give directions to state government in such a situation, and if they refuse to do that, Presidents rule can be imposed on the state," Subramanian Swamy.
BJP leader Yogi Adityanath said there is a state of anarchy in Uttar Pradesh.
"There is a state anarchy in Uttar Pradesh. They had created such situation in Firozabad during elections also. This government has had such a history, the condition of the state will be the same," said Adityanath.
There has been an outrage against the deteriorating law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh, with many politicians demanding for state Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's resignation and President's rule to be imposed on the state.
Yesterday, a 32-year-old woman was gangraped in Baduan. This is the second rape case to be reported in the area in a month and the third in the state, after two Dalit girls and a minor girl in Moradabad were raped and left hanging from a tree.