Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has hit out at the Uttar Pradesh government saying law and order was never as bad as it is under Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. He made this comment while reacting to the incident of stone pelting in Ghazipur, which led to the death of constable Suresh Vats. The SP chief claimed that the incident has happened because of Chief Minister who keeps on saying 'thok do' (shoot them).Â
"Ye ghatna isliye ghati hai kyunki CM sadan mein ho ya manch pe ho unki ek hi bhasha hai â€˜thok doâ€™. Kabhi police ko nahi samjh aata kise 'thokna' hai kabhi janta ko nahi samajh aata kise 'thokna' hai. (The incident has happened because of CM who always speaks the language of shootout. Sometimes police is confused regarding whom should they shoot, on other occasions, people are unable to understand who is the target)," the former chief minister said. He also said in the garb of taking action against the culprits, some innocent persons are being harassed.
Akhilesh Yadav, SP on Ghazipur stone pelting incident where a policeman died: Ye ghatna isliye ghati hai kyunki CM sadan mein ho ya manch pe ho unki ek hi bhasha hai â€˜thok doâ€™. Kabhi police ko nahi samjh aata kise 'thokna' hai kabhi janta ko nahi samajh aata kise 'thokna' hai. pic.twitter.com/0eQCbhGhJeâ€” ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) December 30, 2018
"The stone pelting incident yesterday in Ghazipur was a failure on the part of the administration. The administration and the intelligence department knew who is protesting and where. Despite this, the unfortunate incident took place," Yadav added.
Rebutting Yadav's allegations, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said that prima facie it is the NISHAD workers who are emerging in the case and NISHAD party is in alliance with Samajwadi Party. "Prima facie it is the NISHAD workers, who are emerging in the case. And, while levelling allegations against the state government, Akhilesh Yadav must peep inside himself, as the SP and the NISHAD party are in alliance with each other," media coordinator Rakesh Tripathi of the BJP's Uttar Pradesh unit said.Â Â Â
Tripathi added that all the possible angles in the case will become clear in the probe. The police have so far arrested a total of 19 people for allegedly pelting stones which led to the death of Vats. Cops have registered the first information report (FIR) against 32 people and detained several others for questioning.Â