No remedy if someone makes up mind to blame an outfit: Yogi
Faced with the charge of right-wing activists repeatedly taking law into their hands in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said there is "no remedy if someone makes up his mind" to blame a particular outfit.
He was responding to a question by mediapersons here about the Saharanpur clash in which an MP and a senior police official were injured and the lynching of a Muslim man in Bulandshahr allegedly by Hindu Yuva Vahini (HYV) activists. Adityanath was also asked why his warnings on the law- and-order front are not having the desired impact.
"There is no remedy if someone makes up his mind that he has to blame a particular outfit... you will have to take this into consideration that the victims have already stated that not any outfit but dispute among themselves was the cause of incidents," the Chief Minister said. "I can say with confidence that everyone will be safe in the state without any discrimination and rule of law is the priority of the state government," he said.
In Saharanpur, local MP Raghav Lakhanpal Sharma, a senior police officer and several others were injured in stone pelting between members of two communities during a rally on April 20 to mark Ambedkar Jayanti.
Meanwhile, Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Friday handed over release order of Rs 1,263 crore to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for different projects in the state.