Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday hit back at Opposition for allegations of uncontrolled law and order situation in the state. Turning the table on accusations, Adityanath blamed is predecessor government for the prevalent lawlessness in UP.
"Uttar Pradesh is a big state. When we took over, we inherited jungle raj, lawlessness. But yes incidents have taken place," CM Adityanath said. "But incidents came to light very soon and we swiftly put an end to that. Will establish rule of law in the state."
Earlier, UP minister Suresh Kumar Khanna said police cannot be deployed everywhere and no government can ensure a crime-free society, remarks that could trigger a political controversy.
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He made the statement hours after four women were allegedly gang-raped and a man was shot dead by a group of armed criminals on the Jewar-Bulandshahr highway.
“There cannot be a completely crime-free society... But the BJP government does not patronize criminals, like the previous governments did,” he told media persons.
BJP government, which fought elections on the promise of law and order in state, and has been under the pressure to fulfill the promise ever since.