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UP journalist killing: Mayawati questions delay in arresting U.P. Minister

Attacking the Samajwadi Party government for its reluctance to take action against the Minister of State, Ram Murti Singh Verma, in the journalist murder case, Bahujan Samaj Party president Mayawati said the Minister should have been arrested “the day the incident occurred.”

Things had come to such a pass that even mediapersons were feeling unsafe in the State, she said.

‘Jungle raj’

The BSP president slammed the Samajwadi Party government for the rapid increase in crime. She referred to the killing of two Dalit youths in Allahabad on Friday.

A girl was burnt alive in Fatehpur on Saturday.

“There are 75 districts in the State and not a day passes without a murder being reported from a district,” Ms. Mayawati told journalists at the BSP’s State headquarters here on Sunday.

Reiterating her charge that Uttar Pradesh, under the present regime, had become synonymous with jungle-raj and corruption, she said: “The janata is waiting for this government to go.”

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