Says 26 of the 48 ministers in the state have criminal records
PTI | January 2, 2013
BSP chief Mayawati on Wednesday launched a scathing attack on the Samajwadi Party government over law and order in Uttar Pradesh, saying it would not be wrong to term the prevailing situation as "anarchic".
"The past ten months of the SP government have turned out very bad and problematic in all matters and at every stage, especially in crime control and law and order. People have now lost all their faith in government," Mayawati told reporters.
"The chief minister during his recent visit to Varanasi had asked (officials) whether he should himself don the uniform to control crime. This statement is indicative of the sorry state of affairs and also shows the helplessness of Akhilesh Yadav and his government. This is very unfortunate," Mayawati said.
Under the present circumstances, she said, it would not be wrong to term the prevailing situation as "anarchic".
"The government and administration have almost failed... but not much can be expected from a party which has goondas and mafias among its ranks," she said.
"26 of the 48 ministers in the state have criminal records and this comes to almost 54 per cent...How can the people feel safe when the ministers have such a record?" she asked.
Referring to figures of crime, she said people believe that there had been some 100 cases of big or small incidents to communal riots during this period.
The BSP chief regretted that in almost 60 per cent cases, FIRs are not being lodged and the government is out to divert peoples attention from its failures by ordering inquiries of the works done during the previous BSP government.
Mayawati also accused the ruling party of not keeping its poll promises. Referring to the promise of 18 per cent reservation to Muslims in government jobs and education, she said the state government was putting the onus on the central government now.
The BSP supremo also attacked the Congress-led UPA government for its anti-people policies.
"It was because of this that the bill on reservation to SCs/STs could not be passed by Lok Sabha, and the land reforms and Lokpal bills could not be passed resulting in loss to common people," she said.
With Lok Sabha elections drawing nearer, Mayawati said, the UPA government is out to offer allurements through schemes like the direct cash transfer for political gains.
"People will not get influenced by the allurements extended for selfish political motives as they know that it is vital to keep Congress away from power at the Centre," she said.
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