New Delhi: Speaking on the controversy surrounding the parks built by Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati in Uttar Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav`s statements regarding the construction of hospitals in the vacant space inside such parks were hollow.
"This is just meaningless shadow-boxing. The way in which Akhilesh Yadav is ruling after becoming the Chief Minister, he will be unable to live up to the high expectations he created in the eyes of the public," Javadekar said.
Echoing similar statements, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain said Yadav must first attend to the dismal state of the hospitals currently operational in Uttar Pradesh.
"The existing hospitals in Uttar Pradesh are in a very bad state. Akhileshji is a young leader, and I would advise him to first attend to these hospitals," Hussain said.
Akhilesh Yadav has repeatedly said that empty spaces in the parks, built at great public expense by his predecessor Mayawati, would be used for constructing hospitals or colleges for the welfare of the people of the state.
Earlier, Mayawati had issued a stern warning to the Samajwadi Party (SP) Government, asking it to stay away from the parks and statues constructed during her regime.
Mayawati said the law and order situation might worsen not only in Uttar Pradesh, but across the country if the ruling government plans to make new constructions in the parks where the statues of Dalit icons have been erected.
"As per reports published in various newspapers, I would like to tell the Samajwadi Party (SP) Government that if it plans to make new constructions in the parks where statues of Dalit icons have been erected, then not only in Uttar Pradesh but the law and order situation may worsen in the whole country over this," she said.