BJP accuses Akhilesh government of being communal

Lucknow, June 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday criticised the Akhilesh Yadav government and accused it of indulging in communal and appeasement politics.

Pointing out how the Uttar Pradesh Police on a social network site had called rioters in Shamli agitating against rape of a minor girl as a 'Hindu girl', BJP state spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak said the fact that the UP government was trying to label rape victims on religious lines was very disturbing.

"On official page of the UP police if they call the victim as a Hindu girl and rapists as Muslims, how far can the Samajwadi Party (SP) stoop now," he angrily questioned.

He also criticised the state government for detaining its leader in the state assembly Hukum Singh and legislator Suresh Rana for intervening in the matter.

The BJP has also raked up the issue of no compensation to R.P. Dwivedi, a policeman who was shot dead by criminals last week in Allahabad.

"This government has given Rs.50 lakh to the family of deputy SP Zia ul Haq and two jobs, given Rs.6 lakh to terror accused who died in police custody, Rs.5 lakh to a custodial death in Ghaziabad, largely because all these were Muslims," Pathak said while pointing out how no senior minister in the Akhilesh Yadav government had even cared to visit the family of the slain cop.

There has been no announcement of ex gratia as in other cases, he added.

--

Get stories like this on the Yahoo app and discover more every day.
Download it now.

Matches

    • Team flag for Sri Lanka vs. Team flag for PakistanPAKSL
      5th ODI
      Sun, Jul 26, 2015
      Hambantota, Sri Lanka
      Pakistan in Sri Lanka ODI ...
      SL won by 165 runs
    • Team flag for Netherlands vs. Team flag for ScotlandSCONED
      Final
      Match abandoned
      Sun, Jul 26, 2015
      Malahide, Dublin, Ireland
      World Twenty20 Qualifier, ...
    • Team flag for Hong Kong vs. Team flag for IrelandIREHK
      3rd Place Play-off
      Match abandoned
      Sun, Jul 26, 2015
      Malahide, Dublin, Ireland
      World Twenty20 Qualifier, ...
  • No live matches are in progress.
    • Team flag for England vs. Team flag for AustraliaAUSENG
      3rd Test
      Wed, Jul 29, 2015
      Birmingham, England
      The Ashes, 2015...
      Upcoming match
    • Team flag for Bangladesh vs. Team flag for South AfricaSABAN
      2nd Test
      Thu, Jul 30, 2015
      Mirpur, Bangladesh
      South Africa in Bangladesh...
      Upcoming match
    • Team flag for Sri Lanka vs. Team flag for PakistanPAKSL
      1st T20I
      Thu, Jul 30, 2015
      Thu, Jul 30, 2015
      Colombo, Sri Lanka
      Pakistan in Sri Lanka T20 ...