New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi on Friday mounted an attack on the Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh over the violence in Mathura, saying it is a stark reminder of the "deteriorating" law and order situation in the state.
"Unabated violence is a stark reminder of the deteriorating law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh", the Congress Vice President said on micro-blogging site Twitter.
He hoped that the government ensured that peace is restored and the guilty are punished.
"Deepest condolences to the family members of police officers and others killed in the violence in Mathura.
"Hope the Government ensures that peace in Mathura is restored immediately and the guilty are punished", he said.
24 people, including an SP and an SHO, have been killed in yesterday's massive clash between police and members of a sect who had encroached on government land in Mathura.