The Asian Age

BJP MPs stage dharna against Akhilesh govt

- AGE COR­RE­SPON­DENT

Over two dozen BJP MPs, in­clud­ing min­is­ter of state for agri­cul­ture San­jiv Baliyan, staged a one- day dharna in Lucknow on Mon­day to protest against the de­te­ri­o­rat­ing law and or­der sit­u­a­tion, pre­vail­ing power cri­sis and the mis­ery of farm­ers.

The BJP MPs raised antigov­ern­ment slo­gans like “Pradesh ki janata trast, CM videsh me mast ”, an ob­vi­ous ref­er­ence to UP chief min­is­ter Akhilesh Yadav’s visit to the Nether­lands.

The lead­ers blamed the Sa­ma­jwadi Party gov­ern­ment for the de­te­ri­o­rat­ing law and or­der, power cri­sis and the worst sit­u­a­tion due to floods and drought.

“This gov­ern­ment is only in­ter­ested in ap­pease­ment of vote banks for po­lit­i­cal gain and has no con­cern for the prob­lems be­ing faced by the common man,” said Mr Baliyan while sit­ting on dharna at the GPO Park here.

The BJP MPs, along with other party work­ers, later went to Raj Bha­van to sub­mit a mem­o­ran­dum about the power cri­sis, law and or­der prob­lem and the mis­eries of the peo­ple against the back­drop of floods and drought in the state. BJP MPs from con­stituen­cies where by­elec­tions are be­ing held were ex­empted from the pro­gramme.

BJP spokesman Vi­jay Ba­hadur Pathak said sim­i­lar dhar­nas were held in the dis­tricts by lo­cal party work­ers. He said that the decision to stage a statewide dharna was taken dur­ing the state ex­ec­u­tive meet­ing in Vrin­da­van last month.

 ?? — PTI ?? BJP MPs sit on a dharna against the UP gov­ern­ment over var­i­ous is­sues in Lucknow on Mon­day.
— PTI BJP MPs sit on a dharna against the UP gov­ern­ment over var­i­ous is­sues in Lucknow on Mon­day.

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