Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today attacked the Samajwadi Party over the ongoing fight in Akhilesh Yadav-led government in the state. Speaking at the ‘Shraddhanjali Sabha’ of former MP Late Harikewal Prasad Kushwaha in Deoria, Singh said, “Why there is a fight in the government and why people of the state are paying the price for it.”
Singh said that people always have expectations from the government, whether it is at the Centre or in the state. “SP government is in the state. But everyone knows how much ‘Samajwadi (socialist)’ they are.”
He further said that people should read about positive things done by the government when they open newspapers in the morning, but all they are reading is about fight in the government.
Singh, however, restrained himself from commenting on the members of Mulayam Singh’s family involved in the ongoing rift. “I believe that I do not have the moral right to talk about the fight in someone’s family.”
Talking about crime in the state, the Union Home Minister said “politicisation” of the police force responsible was responsible for law and order problems in Uttar Pradesh. “Police should not be misused for political purposes. It is capable of handling big criminals. For development, law and order is a must. Due to the politicisation of force, law and order problems rise,” he said.
Singh exuded confidence on BJP’s victory in the election next year. He said that BJP was given “sanyas” in 2002 by the state’s people, now after “14 years of exile” it will return to power.
(With agency inputs)