Situation in UP better than other states: CM

Written by Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: Jun 13 2014, 07:52am hrs
Even as rape incidents continue in his state, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav claimed on Thursday that the situation was "good" and "better" than many other parts of the country.

Yadav, who has been under all-round attack, insisted that officials have been instructed to take stern action against the culprits and reach the incident spot first which will ensure that no politics is played.

"It (law and order situation) is good in UP and better than in many other states... That is why they (investors) have come in such large numbers," he told reporters here after attending Investors' Conclave organised by UP. Be it any government, it has to continously work on law and order and his government too was working to improve matters, he said.

He said that the "big" participation by investors at the meet was evidence that the law and order situation was alright in UP. "Whenever somebody asks me about this (law and order), I say it is a very important subject and it is the government's responsibility to ensure that it remains in good condition," Yadav said.