Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today once again reiterated his government’s pledge to tackle criminals with a firm hand in the state. He added that those found guilty in the criminal activities will be dealt with ruthlessly. Speaking at the state Assembly in Lucknow, the chief minister said, “If anyone is found indulging in criminal activities, then they and those protecting them, will be severely dealt with and the government will take tough measures against them.”
Slamming the Opposition, ANI quoted the chief minister as saying, “Those who have been in power in the state for 10 years now want to know the BJP-led Government’s performance in just two months of its coming to power in the state”.
Earlier in the day, Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Raj Babbar asked for the chief minister’s resignation saying Yogi Adityanath should step down if he was unable to control “deteriorating” law and order situation in the state, a PTI report said.
Speaking to the agency, state’s Congress chief said that at least 103 incidents of loot and 76 murders have taken place in the state since the BJP-led Government took over the reins of the state.
The actor turned politician while speaking on the deaths of two jewellers in Mathura last Monday, also asked why the government did not offer any financial assistance to the families.
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He further said that neither UP minister Shrikant Sharma nor DGP Sulkhan Singh visited the place of the incident. They also did not meet traders who were protesting since last three days of the incident, the Congress leader added, PTI said further.