Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the rally at Fatehpur. Pic/PTI
Fatehpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday lambasted the SP government for its "failure" to maintain law and order in Uttar Pradesh, saying 'goonda raj' was prevailing there and even the Supreme Court has had to intervene to get a minister booked in an alleged rape case.
"The SC had to intervene to get the FIR registered against Gayatri Prasad Prajapati. 'Goonda raj' is prevailing all over UP and police stations have become Samajwadi Party office," Modi said at an election rally here.
With the apex court breathing down its neck, UP Police yesterday filed an FIR against the tainted minister in connection with cases of alleged gangrape and attempt to rape a woman and her minor daughter.
"The glow has disappeared from Akhilesh Yadav's face, his voice has become feeble, he is afraid and looking for right words while talking to media," he said, adding that the SP chief has "accepted that he has lost the game".
"Why is the policing system so inefficient in UP? Why are complaints not registered? What work culture is it? SP is least concerned about improving law and order situation in UP. I urge people to elect a government that will ensure safety of people," he said, putting SP government on the dock.
'People will take revenge'
Congress VP Rahul Gandhi and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav attacked PM Narendra Modi in Jhansi over demonetisation. "BJP has put common man in queue for their own money. Now in the elections they will once again queue up against BJP. BJP has come to know about the people's mind and after the third and fourth phase, blood pressure of BJP leaders will have to be checked," Akhilesh said at a rally with Rahul by his side. By evening yesterday, the provisional voting figure of the voting in the third phase in UP was 61.16 %.
Akhilesh will become CM again
Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav said there was no rift in the party. "There is no rift in SP. Akhilesh will become chief minister as a lot of development work was done in his regime," Yadav told reporters after casting his vote.