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BJP accuses SP of giving political patronage to mafia elements

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Hitting back at the (SP) for criticising the in under the BJP rule, the saffron party today accused it of giving political patronage to mafia elements, referring to criminal-turned-politicians and

said the nexus between the SP and criminal elements became clear, when the SP and the BSP opposed the Control of Organised Crime Act (UPCOCA) legislation during its passage.

"SP's real face has been unmasked as today it is raising questions on law and order, but it was the SP, which had given political patronage to and It was in the SP reign that MLA Krishnanand was brutally murdered. Instead of standing with the bereaved family of Rai, the SP sided with Similar was the scene when Raju Pal (an MLA from Allahabad) was murdered, and SP gave patronage to Atiq Ahmad," Tripathi said in a statement issued here.

Referring to yesterday's alleged killing of gangster Munna Bajrangi inside a jail in Baghpat, the said, "Taking serious cognisance of the incident, UP not only initiated action against the officers responsible, but also issued instructions to act tough against the killers."

Tripathi's rebuttal came in the backdrop of former UP today slamming the for "lack" of law and order in the state.

"In present day Uttar Pradesh, there is no law and order, just an atmosphere of panic. The perpetrators have become so confident that they have murdered someone in prison. These are the government's failures. The people of the state are very scared; the state has never seen such misrule and chaos before," the tweeted in Hindi.

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 20:00 IST