Akhilesh govt completes 3 yrs, slams critics
Facing flak from critics on the occasion of completing three years in office, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday said his government has fulfilled key poll promises and launched some schemes ahead of the 2017 Assembly elections.
"Today the government has completed three years. We have completed a number of tasks and helped people with various programmes," he said at a series of functions here to mark the occasion.
His remarks came against the backdrop of opposition parties training their guns at the Akhilesh Yadav government. BJP dubbed as disappointing SP's rule, with state unit chief Laxmi Kant Bajpai saying these three years would be remembered for poor law and order situation, corruption and anarchy.
"In over 600 incidents, policemen were attacked, while crime rate against women increased by 49.54 per cent," he told reporters here.
BSP leader Swami Prasad Maurya alleged that SP government, which came to power by making tall promises, has failed to deliver.
"It has failed on all the fronts as there are several power centers in the government," he alleged.
State Congress chief Nirmal Khatri accused the SP government of cheating the poeple.
"There is no government worth its name in the state. Law and order has hit rock bottom and rape, murder, dacoity and loot has become order of the day," he said.
Bird flu alert in Uttar Pradesh after 350 birds die
After swine flu, Uttar Pradesh government has sounded bird flu alert following avian influenza outbreak in Amethi, official sources said on Sunday. Chief Secretary Alok Rajan, who has directed all divisional commissioners and district magistrates to initiate preventive measures in their areas to minimise possible adverse effects of bird flu. This followed a warning by an expert team that confirmed a "highly pathogenic avian influenza" outbreak in Amethi, where 350 birds, chicken and ducks died of a mystery disease on March 6-7.