BJP president Amit Shah Saturday asked Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav to demand the resignation of his younger brother and state PWD Minister Shivpal Yadav, squarely holding him responsible for the violence in Mathura.
“If even a little bit of self-respect is left in Netaji (Mulayam), he should get minister Shivpal Yadav to resign immediately,” Shah said in Kanpur.
Addressing a booth-level in-charge meet of Kanpur and Bundelkhand regions, he said: “An SP is killed in broad daylight. An SHO is killed. More than 200 people opened fire on police. But a minister (Shivpal) sitting in the secretariat patronises them and does not allow police to retaliate.”
Shah’s attack came against the backdrop of BJP state chief Keshav Prasad Maurya alleging that the attackers were “goons of PWD minister Shivpal Singh Yadav”.
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“Akhilesh ji, if you have to maintain only the chacha-bhatija relation, you should end the relation with the public,” Shah said, adding that the clash in Mathura has defamed UP across the country. Shah said that in UP, law and order means “lo aur order do (take bribe and issue orders)”.
Meanwhile, BSP chief Mayawati said Akhilesh was not “serious” about the Mathura incident. “The CM is still not serious about the Mathura incident, or he would have gone to Mathura today and not Bundelkhand. The clash in the temple town is just another example of the lawlessness and jungle raj prevailing in the state under SP rule,” she said and demanded a Supreme Court-monitored CBI inquiry into the clash.