Lucknow, Aug 6 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday said that Akhilesh Yadav is one of the unsuccessful Chief Minsters of Uttar Pradesh, adding that under his leadership law and order has failed miserably in the state.
Commenting on the deplorable state of affairs, BJP Uttar Pradesh chief Keshav Prasad Maurya told ANI that land mafia, mine mafia and cheating mafia have been getting protection under the guardianship of the Akhilesh Yadav-led government.
He said that the Chief Minister should resign on moral grounds for not only failing to control law and order, but also failing to provide security to women in the state.
"He is one the unsuccessful Chief Ministers in the state. I don't understand why he is still holding the post. He should have resigned on moral grounds. He has failed on all fronts and is responsible for the deteriorating law and order situation in the state, He has also failed to provide security to women," he said.
The Samajwadi Party has been facing heat ever since a 34 year old woman and her daughter were gang-raped in Bulandshahr.
Meanwhile, family members of the gang rape victims' have been threatening to commit suicide if the accused are not brought to book at the earliest.
The Congress has also expressed its ire over SP leader Azam Khan's insensitive comments on the gang-rape case.
"With folded hands, I request Azam Khan to spare us. Every morning he says something or the other, I don't know whether he states it intentionally or because of some other reason," party leader Renuka Chowdhury said.
"Whether he speaks on his own or says so with the government's backing. God knows what he wants to say and what he understands. What I am saying is, please spare us," she added. Khan had said that a desperate opposition could stoop to any level to defame and disgrace the government since the state elections are approaching.
However, the Samajwadi Party leader defended his remarks. "I never said there is a conspiracy by the opposition. I said that as the elections are near, we all should find from where these protests and incidents are coming from.
I never said that this was a conspiracy by the opposition," Khan told ANI in Lucknow. "If we were not sensitive about them then how such a quick response would have been made. It is because of their pain that we are saying that accused should be arrested as soon as possible and a proper investigation should be done to find out the truth.
This case requires strict action," he added..