UP government has issued licence to goons to do what they want: BJP

New Delhi: Lashing out at Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh over “lawlessness” in the state, BJP today called it a ‘Mughal sultanate’ which has issued licence to its “goons” to do what they want. Citing incidents, BJP national secretary Shrikant Sharma challenged Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to recommend a CBI probe into the killing of an 8-year-boy, in celebratory firing by SP leaders in Shamli, murder of a B Tech girl student and other incidents if “you have any morality left”.

Sharma, while talking to reporters, said the law and order in UP was never worse. Referring to the alleged attack on a media crew, which had interviewed the family of the deceased minor Mohd Sami, by SP workers, Sharma said Yadav and his party leaders want media to not cover such incidents while their “goondas can do anything they want”. “Isn’t it Mughal sultanate? The lawlessness created by your goondas is at its peak in UP. Akhilesh ji, you have given them license to do as they wish and also provided them with red beacons and illegal weapons.

But you do not want media to cover it because it is a government of Mughals,” Sharma said. The BJP’s media head pointed to the alleged suicide of a woman in Muzaffarnagar after she was filmed while being raped and killing of a police official when he reportedly tried to stop “cow smugglers” to attack the government. “If he had any morality left, he must order a CBI probe into these incidents. The local police cannot do a fair investigation,” he said. Citing the state administration’s figures, he said police personnel were beaten up by undesirable elements for 600 times, 10 rapes occur every day, one murder every 30 minute and 17 incidents of communal violence every day.

“This government has failed on all fronts,” he said. Sharma also took a dig at dynasty politics, saying whenever “princes” have got to rule, the country has suffered. He alleged the SP government was using its goons to cobble together a majority in local body elections to give a message to people that it continues to hold sway. People will teach this government a lesson when they vote (in the Assembly election), he said, adding that they have lost faith in it. UP is scheduled to go to the polls next year.