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Opp slams Adityanath for 'enjoying' laser show in Gorakhpur when violence rocked Bulandshahr

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Opposition parties attacked Minister Tuesday, saying he was "enjoying" a show and presenting kabaddi prizes in when was rocked by violence.

Demanding Adityanath's resignation, the and the deplored him for attending the events rather than promptly reviewing the law and order in the state in the wake of the violence on Monday.

Subodh Kumar Singh, who had probed the Akhlaq lynching case initially, and a 20-year-old local had died of on Monday as a rampaging mob protesting alleged cow slaughter torched a police post and clashed with the cops in

said, "Instead of enjoying a show and later giving away prizes at a kabbadi event in Gorakhpur, Adityanath should have been in "

The opposition parties said the law and order in the state is in shambles.

"Adityanath should resign on moral grounds. Who is responsible for the 'goonda raj' in the state? Law and order situation in UP is in shambles," Singh said.

Echoing similar views, SP said, "Adityanath was seen in the midst of 'light, camera and action' in last night."

Sajan said that Addiyanath should resign as "he is unable to manage the state of affairs in the state".

said in a statement that when UP was burning in the fire of anarchy, the minister was busy seeking votes for his party in other poll-bound states.

"It is like Nero fiddles, when burns," he said.

Adityanath, along with his counterpart Raman Singh, had last night attended a sound and light show on Nath sect in Gorakhpur, the video footage of which went viral on TV channels.

The 45-minute sound and light show prepared by the tourism department is based on history and glory of Nath sect, to which the belongs.

Adityanath later distributed prizes at a kabaddi meet in

chief too blamed the "irresponsible and wrong" policies of the BJP government in for the mob violence in district.

"Killing of (an) and one other person in Bulandshahr violence is due to (the) irresponsible and wrong policies of the Strict action should be taken against those involved in the act so that people can feel that there is a government here.

"Due to patronising of unscrupulous elements by the BJP, there is 'jungle raj' in the state," said.

Rejecting the Opposition's charges, UP BJP said that Adityanath had immediately directed of Police (Intelligence) S B Shiradkar to reach the spot and submit his complete probe report in two days.

Adityanath also announced financial assistance to the slain inspector's family, he pointed out, maintaining there was no laxity on the part of the chief minister.

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 20:55 IST