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Fear psychosis prevails in U.P., says BSP

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No ‘jungle-raj’ in the State, says Samajwadi Party

BSP chief Mayawati
BSP chief Mayawati

Hitting out against the Akhilesh Yadav Government for the spate of communal riots and the deteriorating law and order and crime situation, Bahujan Samaj Party president Mayawati said on Tuesday that a fear psychosis had gripped the State and the people were feeling insecure under the present regime. Describing the situation as serious, the former Chief Minister said the simmering communal tension was a matter of great concern.

In statement released by the Uttar Pradesh unit of the BSP, Ms. Mayawati said the law and order situation had taken a beating from the time the Samajwadi Party came to power, but “now there is complete “jungle-raj and goonda-raj in the State”. In a particular reference to communal violence in Mathura, Bareilly, Pratapgarh and now in Faizabad, she said the security here should have been tight considering that these towns are communally sensitive.

“On the contrary, the Samajwadi Party Government chose to ignore this vital aspect and preferred to make only hollow announcements”, Ms. Mayawati said. She expressed concern over the loss of lives and property in the communal violence and blamed the Akhilesh Yadav regime for paralysing the working of the police and administrative machinery. She added that as a fallout of the communal violence and tension, every section of the society is feeling insecure.

Ms. Mayawati drew a parallel with her regime and said rule of law had been established under the BSP Government and the criminals and mafia were either in jail or had fled the State. “Criminals and mafia were calling the shots under the SP Government as a consequence of which the common man was distressed”.

Meanwhile, the Samajwadi Party has sprung in defence of Mulayam Singh and Mr.Yadav. Party spokesman Rajendra Chaudhary said that the law and order situation is under control and there is no ‘jungle-raj’ in the State. Referring to the communal violence, Mr. Chaudhary said prompt action was taken in all the incidents and guilty officials have been punished.

Stating that the Mayawati regime was corruption-ridden, the SP spokesperson said development agenda does not suit the BSP.

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