Amit Shah hits out at SP, BSP on law and order in UP
With ruling Samajwadi Party and Uttar Pradesh government pulling in different directions, BJP chief Amit Shah on Thursday said, neither “bua” (aunt Mayawati) nor “bhatija” (nephew Akhilesh) can improve law and order in the state.
He also lashed out at “chacha-bhatija” (state SP chief Shivpal and CM Akhilesh), saying a dispute between them over “sharing of booty” left the state deprived of funds for implementation of central government schemes.
Shah was addressing “sankalp maharally” at exhibition ground here - a Samajwadi Party pocket borough.
Attacking both Samajwadi Party and BSP on the law and order front, he recalled that under the Kalyan Singh government, criminals were either behind the bars or were underground. He alleged during the SP and BSP rule, mafia elements flourished.
Shah said neither Mayawati nor Akhilesh can improve law and order and, given a chance, BJP will show what law and order means.
“Mafia elements prosper under the Akhilesh and Mayawati governments, they cannot improve law and order. Akhilesh had recently said that till I am CM, Mukhtar Ansari’s party cannot join SP. I want to ask if he is not the CM now? What happened to your promise...(even) if Mukhtar does not come? What will you do with Atiq Ahmed, Afzal and Azam Khan?” he asked.
“Behenji (Mayawati) ke yaha bhi (goonday) baithey hain (The anti-social elements are with her too),” he said, seeking their names from the public only to remark “we don’t have any in our party. This is the party of patriots and there is no place for goondas,” he said.
“Behenji says that she will impove law and order, but I want to remind her that rape cases had gone up by 161 per cent and 1,100 dalits were killed when she was in power,” he mentioned.
“SP government too has made a mockery of law and order. Had there not been government’s patronage, Ram Vriksha Yadav would not have dared to encroach government land (in Mathura). The goondas of SP have encroached upon the land of poors in villages.
“I want to assure you that if there is a BJP chief minister at the helm (after 2017 Assembly polls), then within 24 hours the mafia elements will themselves flee from Uttar Pradesh,” he said.
Besides accusing SP and BSP of not giving enough attention to the development of the state, Shah also mocked at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for his promise to farmers that he will help set up ‘potato factories’ in the state.
“Rahul Baba does not know that potato grows in soil and farmers of Mainpuri, Saifai and Etawah do not need a factory to cultivate it. What they need is a factory to make potato chips and it will be set up by BJP,” he promissed.
Stressing that Modi government was working for development of the state and was launching several schemes, Shah said the “fasal bima yojna” has not been able to succeed in the state as there is a dispute over commission between “chacha-bhatija” because of which even the agency has not been finalised.