Jalandhar: Seeking to downplay the deteriorating law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Thursday dismissed allegations and
claimed the rule of law prevails in the state.
"Uttar Pradesh is a state in the country where the rule of law prevails. Mayawati`s government has not only reined in culprits but has also sent ministers of the party
who have indulged in criminal activities to jail," BSP national general secretary Narendra Kashyap said at a party function here.
The ruling BSP in the state has come under fire after a spate of incidents relating to crime against women have come to light.
Kashyap said Uttar Pradesh was not the only state where cases of rape and murder were reported and questioned why UP was discussed every time such an incident took place.
Calling Mayawati a "strict administrator," he claimed the law and order situation had improved under her.
Accusing the ruling UPA and Punjab governments of not paying attention to the poor, he said issues like curbing rising prices have been tackled by Mayawati through effective steps like bringing down Value Added Tax among other things.
Responding to a question on the spending of crores of rupees on building parks and monuments while ignoring the development of draught affected regions of Bundelkhand, Kashyap said, the "Bundelkhand package is the Centre`s
responsibility. We have repeatedly requested for a package but to no avail."