Lucknow, June 27: BJP president Amit Shah on Monday lashed out at the Samajwadi Party (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh and said the state was in the “throes of lawlessness”. The government had failed, resulting in tragic incidents like the Mathura violence in which 29 persons, including two policemen, were killed, Shah said at a public rally at Barabanki near here.
He accused the state government of not being in sync with various developmental and welfare schemes rolled out by the tiol Democratic Alliance government at the Centre. The Bharatiya Jata Party (BJP) leader said that encouraged by the Congress, the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party had plundered the state’s coffers over the last 10 years. Referring to the merger of Mukhtar Ansari’s Qaumi Ekta Dal with the SP and the demerger, Shah said he would like to ask Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav what he has to say on the “dozens of Ansaris in his government and the party”. Referring to encroachment on public land in Uttar Pradesh, Shah said more than 1,200 complaints had been received since the BJP announced people to report such encroachments. (IANS)