Opposition creates ruckus in UP assembly over spate in crime
Opposition parties on Wednesday created a ruckus in Uttar Pradesh Assembly over the deteriorating law and order situation in the state, forcing adjournment of the House for about 45 minutes during the question hour.
Lucknow: Opposition parties on Wednesday created
a ruckus in Uttar Pradesh Assembly over the deteriorating law
and order situation in the state, forcing adjournment of the
House for about 45 minutes during the question hour.
Samajwadi Party and BJP members grilled the government
asking a number of supplementaties on its policy to control
As Parliamentary Affairs Minister Lalji Verma claimed
that there had been a fall of 16 per cent in cases of crime
against Dalits and 17 per cent in cases of rape, these parties
alleged that recent spurt in crime against women in the state
showed that the government lacked effective policy to control
law and order.
Ambika Chaudhary of the SP asked the government to
explain its policy with regard to registration of cases.
Claiming that during a review meeting on law and
order, Chief Minister Mayawati had herself stated that police
stations were being sold, he sought a list of such police
stations from the government.
Failing to get a satisfactory reply from Lalji Verma,
Samajwadi Party members trooped into the well of the House
raising slogans, forcing its adjournment for 45 minutes.
In his speech, Yadav attacked the government saying
the law and order situation was dismal in the state and crime
against women was on the rise.
He also slammed the Mayawati government on the price
rise front, plight of farmers and "rampant corruption" in the
The SP leader accused the government of spending
crores of rupees on unproductive things like installing
statues and memorials and setting up parks.
He said this money could have been utilised in
improving the power situation in the state and in providing
houses to dalits.
Yadav alleged government funds were being pocketed
by officials, ministers and others.
Money was also finding its way to other states and
even abroad, he said.