UP Country’s Most Unsafe Place: Uma Bharti

JAIPUR: Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Tuesday termed Uttar Pradesh the most unsafe place in the country, while calling Kairana issue just a glance of the “ugly face” of the state.

“Uttar Pradesh is the most unsafe place for citizens in the country today. In UP, people are migrating… somewhere due to casteism, somewhere due to communalism and some due to law and order. If there is a feeling of insecurity (among people) more than in Jammu and Kashmir, it is in UP,” she told reporters in Jaipur.

“There are so many villages and towns in Uttar Pradesh from where people have migrated due to law and order. Kairana is just a glance of the ugly face of UP otherwise,” she said.

BJP and Samajwadi Party have been sparring over the alleged exodus of Hindu families in Kairana.

Ms Bharti visited BJP’s National Vice-President and Rajya Sabha MP Om Mathur at the latter’s place here and held discussions over the politics in poll-bound UP.

Mr Mathur also attacked the state government for law-and-order situation by making a veiled reference to the Mathura violence in which 29 people, including a Superintendent of Police and an SHO, were killed.

“There is no law and order in Uttar Pradesh. Police officers are shot dead and other incidents are also happening,” Mr Mathur said.