BJP calls Samajwadi rule in UP a ‘Mughal sultanate’

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New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday compared the Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh to a “Mughal sultanate” where lawlessness prevails.

The BJP’s national secretary Shrikant Sharma said this at a press conference here, while demanding a CBI probe into the incident in Shamli, where a 10-year-old boy was killed on Sunday by a stray bullet from a gun fired allegedly by Samajwadi Party supporters to celebrate the party’s win in the zila panchayat elections.

“There is complete lawlessness in Uttar Pradesh. It is a Mughal sultanate where goons celebrate openly with arms on the streets, and no action is taken against them even if they kill a person,” Sharma said.

He said that on an average, there were 17 communal riots in Uttar Pradesh in a day, and the rioters were not being brought to book.

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At least 10 rapes take place each day, there is a murder every half an hour, Sharma said, adding that the state government has no moral right to stay in power.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader also demanded a CBI probe into the Shamli incident where a television crew was also attacked, beaten up and held hostage for hours after the boy was killed.

“Till the Akhilesh government is there, a free and fair probe is not possible. So, the BJP demands a CBI probe into the matter,” Sharma said.

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday ordered action against the sub-divisional magistrate and the deputy superintendent of police of Shamli.

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