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Maya asks Governor to recommend President’s rule

Saying that the first priority of any government is to ensure the security of life and property,she claimed that the SP government has failed on this front and also in maintaining social and communal harmony in the state.

Written by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: April 20, 2013 2:27:24 am

Continuing her attack on the Samajwadi Party (SP) government,BSP supremo Mayawati on Friday met Governor B L Joshi and requested him to recommend the imposition of President’s rule in Uttar Pradesh because of “deteriorated law and order situation”.

In a memorandum submitted to the Governor,she alleged that the state was “witnessing the situation of a constitutional crisis” as most of “Cabinet members and those given the rank of minister by the SP government have criminal records and are still continuing those activities”.

Saying that the first priority of any government is to ensure the security of life and property,she claimed that the SP government has failed on this front and also in maintaining social and communal harmony in the state.

Mayawati said the Governor should intimate the President about the situation of the state by sending his report and recommend the imposition of President’s rule as there is “a situation in the state where the government cannot be run as per the Constitution’s provisions”.

The former chief minister alleged that there have been several incidents of murder,dacoity and crime against women in the state and FIRs were not lodged in many other cases.

Mayawati claimed that the SP government was harassing the officers by holding them responsible for its failures. She said the SP government had “ridiculed the constitutional decorum” by keeping several constitutional posts like those in SC/ST commission,minority commission and women’s commission vacant for nearly one year and finally the high court had to intervene in this regard.

She said Raj Bhavan needs to take cognisance of reports about “the state government’s ministers being involved in criminal activities”. Mayawati said the government “had to act against some of the ministers for their unconstitutional and anti-women behaviour after public pressure”.

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