BJP ac­cuses UP Govt of ha­rass­ing its work­ers

The Political and Business Daily - - STATES - PBD BUREAU/PTI LUC­KNOW, JUNE 24

BJP to­day ac­cused Sa­ma­jwadi Party Govern­ment in Ut­tar Pradesh of ha­rass­ing its work­ers by lodg­ing "po­lit­i­cally mo­ti­vated" cases against them and de­manded to with­draw them im­me­di­ately.

The party said while the govern­ment was help­less be­fore the crim­i­nals and min­ing mafias, it was prompt in lodg­ing po­lit­i­cal cases.

"Cases have been lodged against thou­sands of BJP work­ers across the state for torch­ing ef­figy of Chief Min­is­ter Akhilesh Ya­dav, but no ac­tion has been taken against Sa­ma­jwadi Party work­ers for burn­ing ef­figy of Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi," BJP spokesper­son Vi­jay Ba­hadur Pathak said while talk­ing to re­porters.

Blam­ing the SP Govern­ment of hav­ing dou­ble stan­dards, he said, "This ex­poses the dou­ble stan­dard of the SP Govern­ment. The party which cries about demo­cratic tra­di­tions has it­self for­got­ten about them."

BJP work­ers had staged demon­stra­tions and torched ef­fi­gies of the CM across the state on Sun­day last to protest al­leged at­tack on party's state head­quar­ter here a day be­fore.

Pathak said in Bal­ram­pur a case has been lodged against BJP MP from Shravasti, Dad­dan Mishra and oth­ers.

Terming all the cases as "po­lit­i­cally mo­ti­vated", Pathak said, "Po­lice of SP govern­ment, which is help­less be­fore the crim­i­nals and min­ing mafias, is prompt in lodg­ing po­lit­i­cal cases."

He de­manded that cases lodged against the BJP lead­ers and work­ers should be with­drawn im­me­di­ately.

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