Some officers creating hurdles in govt schemes: Akhilesh Yadav

In a statement which might not go well with the bureaucracy, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday said some officers have allegiance to other political parties in the state and they were creating hurdles in implementation of government schemes.

PTI| Updated: Aug 23, 2016, 16:39 PM IST

Lucknow: In a statement which might not go well with the bureaucracy, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday said some officers have allegiance to other political parties in the state and they were creating hurdles in implementation of government schemes.

"As far as dial 100 scheme is concerned, we want to bring it. We have got some good and some bad officers. I know that some of our officers have allegiance to other parties and they do not want this scheme to get functional," he said at an infrastructure meet here.

"If dial 100 number becomes functional, then the police will reach the spot within 10 minutes and it will become an example before the entire country. These officers are creating a hurdle in this but we have found out a way," he said.

"We have a very good chief secretary. He will see who is sitting on the file. If the CM is standing behind him, he will clear the file," Akhilesh said.

 

Attacking the BJP which has been cornering the state government over the law and order issue, the CM said, "They (BJP) want a debate on law and order.

But before that they should look in their own states. They look so weak on the borders."

"I have attended Army schools and many of my schoolmates are serving on the borders. The entire country knows what the situation on the borders is," he said.

 

Referring to BJP's charge that many senior leaders were ruling the state by proxy, he said, "You might have read the allegation of five-and-a-half CMs in UP many times. I say you find out one (CM candidate), then it will be decided, who is leading and who is lagging behind. This will be decided by the people of the state."

"I am a new Chief Minister but I have done a lot under training. Think what I will do in times to come. We will work with more transparency. We want to go among people on the basis of our work but other parties want to take the things in other direction," he said.

Referring to BJP's ongoing 'tiranga' yatra, he said while UP is poll-bound, the saffron brigade was taking out 'yatras'.

"We unfurled the national flag on August 15. I don't know till when BJP people will unfurl the flag. We are not against it but in which direction they want to take the country. What is the definition of 'achche din'," he said.

On Congress projecting Sheila Dikshit as the Chief Ministerial candidate for the upcoming assembly polls, he said, "Congress said it wants to project an upper caste as CM candidate. Tell in which direction they want to take the country."

Attacking the media, he said it highlights Bulandshahr and Mathura incidents underlining the law and order problem in the state but it never gives prominence to what is happening in Delhi and Haryana.

"Media is only concentrating on UP," he said.