LUCKNOW — The former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav met Governor Ram Naik at Raj Bhavan on Saturday and reportedly apprised him of the deteriorating law and order situation, farmers plight and the government’s apathy towards issues related to the common man in the state.
The SP chief, accompanied by senior party leader Ahmad Hasan, handed over a memorandum to the Uttar Pradesh Governor and sought his intervention and said that the situation in the state was turning volatile and immediate steps must be taken to ease the same.
Akhilesh Yadav said that murders were taking place inside jails and in court premises which was a matter of concern.
Talking to reporters, Yadav said that criminals were having a free run in Uttar Pradesh while the Chief Minister was busy with meetings. He said crimes against children and women were escalating and the government is not taking the necessary action.
Uttar Pradesh in the past few days has witnessed a spate of heinous crimes — ranging from rapes of toddlers, incidents of crime against women and even an attack on a journalist.
This was Yadav’s first visit to Raj Bhavan after he relinquished office in March 2017.
Reacting to the SP chief’s allegations, BJP General Secretary Vijay Bahadur Pathak said: “Akhilesh Yadav should first go through the list of incidents of crime in his tenure before commenting on the present situation. The law and order situation was worst in the SP regime and we have ensured a definite improvement in the law and order situation”.
(With inputs from IANS)