Rampur: Senior Samajwadi Party leader
and UP minister Mohammad Azam Khan has accused the BSP of trying to malign the image of the Akhilesh Yadav government ever since it was voted to power.
Reacting to recent incidents of clashes in different
parts of the state after the swearing in of Akhilesh, Khan
termed it a "conspiracy" hatched by BSP workers to defame the
government in the name of law and order.
Khan, who was speaking after visiting families of the
victims of various criminal cases that allegedly took place
during the Mayawati regime, accused the BSP of patronising the
criminals during its tenure of five years.
He also alleged that some officials close to the party
were helping BSP in its attempt to defame the state
"Police officials who were in prominence during BSP rule
are now managing crimes on the directions of their old
guards," Khan said, alleging that during the BSP rule, these
officials, instead of taking action against the criminals and
their political bosses, remained busy in exploiting people.
He further said that with such a situation, the
government of the day will require a considerable span of time
to "correct the ruined state of affairs," and actions against
such officials have already been initiated.