A day after Congress chief Sonia Gandhi slammed her government on the law and order situation, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Friday directed police and administration officials to keep an eye on local problems and do the needful.

“The officers related to administration and police department should remain in touch with people and keep an eye on issues related to them. They should ensure that law and order problem do not arise,” Ms. Mayawati said at a meeting with officials to review law and order and development works.

Emphasising the need for better coordination between police and administration officials, Ms. Mayawati said a number of problems could be solved with the help of better coordination. She also reviewed development projects and directed the officials to remain prepared for the flood situation during the coming monsoon season. - PTI