Oppn parties to raise law and order issue in UP Assembly

Last Updated: Monday, February 7, 2011 - 15:50

Lucknow: Opposition parties have decided to
strongly raise in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly the issue of
alleged involvement of BSP leaders in heinous crimes, like
rape.



"There has been a spurt in incidents of rape in the state
with a fresh one reported in Fatehpur. It has been found that
in many cases BSP leaders are directly involved or are
shielding criminals.



"The matter will be raised in the House tomorrow and a
reply will be sought from the government," Congress
Legislature Party leader Pramod Tewari told reporters here
today.

He said Congress will garner the support of other
Opposition parties to raise these issues vociferously and
corner the government.



He alleged that names of over 10 BSP leaders, involved
in heinous crimes, have already come to light while many
others were still not identified and held the political party
responsible for giving them tickets.



Terming the involvement of BSP leaders in such cases as
unfortunate, Tewari said it is a matter of concern and also a
blot on the state.

Leader of Opposition in the Assembly and senior SP leader
Ahmed Hasan also lashed out at the state government for the
growing number of crime cases against women and said his party
would raise its voice against the issue both inside and
outside the legislature.



PTI



First Published: Monday, February 7, 2011 - 15:50

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