Lucknow, Feb 14: Union Fince Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday accused the Samajwadi Party (SP) of “institutiolising gangsterism” in Uttar Pradesh.
“It is a shame and an archic situation wherein traders are being shot in cold blood; a prominent doctor was murdered; a rape victim who accused a ruling party legislator is found dead,” he told the media here.
Jaitley, a senior Bharatiya Jata Party leader, also took a dig at the Akhilesh Yadav government by saying that first it labelled some persons crimils and then embraced them by fielding them in elections. The reference was apparently to tainted minister Gayatri Prajapati and many like him. The Union Minister said the state government’s “ideological bankruptcy” could be gauged from the fact that the Chief Minister was seeking votes in the me of an incomplete 302-km road. He was referring to the Agra-Lucknow Expressway, tom-tommed by the state government as a big achievement. Jaitley said the BJP-led tiol Democratic Alliance government at the Centre was, in comparison, constructing 10,000 km of roads every year. He accused the ruling SP of entering into an “unholy alliance” with the Congress, a party which he said was always opposed by socialist formations in the country. The motto of most of the parties has always been ‘Congress hatao, desh bachao’, Jaitley said and added that the “SP had given up its ideological standing by embracing a dysty”. (IANS)