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The Congress today asked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to step down and not to assume the top post till he is ready to bring under control the "deteriorating" law and order situation in the state.
"The state government wants to shirk responsibility by taking action against a few policemen. 103 incidents of loot and 76 killing have taken place ever since the Adityanath government took over the reins of the state," Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee chief Raj Babbar claimed.
He also questioned why the state government has not announced a financial assistance for the families of two jewellers killed here on Monday.
Babbar said UP minister Shrikant Sharma and DGP Sulkhan Singh neither visited the place where the killing took place nor did they meet the protesting traders.
Four killings took place the day they arrived here, he claimed.
If Yogi Aditynath wants to take time to bring the situation under control he should assume the post of chief minister when he is ready, he said.
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