SP neta puts Akhilesh in a spot over crime

Threatens to resign over law and order

Uttar Pradesh chief minister may be claiming that the law and order situation in the state is good. But his own party legislators do not agree with him.

On Thursday, a Samajwadi Party MLA caused a huge embarrassment to Akhilesh, when he said the law and order situation in the state was very poor and threatened to resign his membership of the Assembly if it did not improve in near future.

“I shall stop attending the Assembly and resign if the law and order situation in my constituency does not improve,” Pramod Gupta, MLA from Bidhuna in Auraiya district said.

He said the goonda elements were ruling the roost in the state.

Earlier, another SP legislator from Ballia district, Mohammed Ziauddin Rizvi had alleged that corruption was rampant in the SP regime.

“The officers do not do any work without taking money,” Rizvi had said a few days ago. He also threatened to hold demonstration to register his protest over the functioning of the officers.

Earlier also many SP MLA and even minister had embarrassed their own government by their remarks.

Barely a few months back, senior minister Azam Khan, at a public function, had termed the men in khaki as ‘dalals’ (middlemen) to the shock and dismay of the cops. He also on one occasion termed a senior officer as ‘badtameez’ (ill mannered) while rebuking him in public.

Another minister had taken his own government to task for appointing a ‘tainted’ officer as a member of the state khadi and village industry board and has demanded his immediate removal.

Minister of state for Khadi, Riaz Ahmed had shot off a letter to Akhilesh taking serious exception to the appointment of D K Agarwal to the Board as a member, on the ground that he had been facing an inquiry for alleged corrupt deeds.

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