New Delhi: BJP on Wednesday accused Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh of doing a "cover up" of Shamli incident in which a young boy was shot dead and demanded that the state Governor should send an independent report to the Union Home Ministry over the incident.
Questioning the role of the police, BJP also asked why the state police was unable to catch the culprits when they act with alacrity to find lost buffaloes of a state Minister.
"Four days have gone by and no concrete action has been taken against the accused. The Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh is only doing damage control by suspending some officials while its leaders are making insensitive statements. The government is instead doing a cover-up of the incident," BJP national secretary Siddharth Nath told reporters.
He said the party demands that UP Governor sends an independent report to the Union Home Ministry over the deteriorating law and order situation in the state but said it would oust the SP through democratic means and not through imposition of President's Rule.
"We demand that so many incidents are happening and law and order is deteriorating and people are dying, the state Governor should send a report on law and order in Uttar Pradesh to Union Home Ministry while taking view of his Constitutional position," he said.
Singh alleged the five main accused in the FIR are roaming free while three others whose names are not even mentioned in the FIR are put behind bars.
BJP also asked a set of questions to Akhilesh Yadav over the inaction in the case as it charged the police of being a mere 'spectator' and SP leaders of making "insensitive" statements instead of acting against the accused.
Taking a dig at the UP police, he said, it has attained international acclaim for showing alacrity in finding the lost buffaloes of a minister but is yet to arrest the culprits even after parents of the boy killed have identified the main accused.
Singh said while Mulayam Singh Yadav talks of being a Samajwadi and asked Akhilesh Yadav if killing a child in broad daylight during a victory procession is called Samajwadi.