With remarks that would cause embarrassment to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav,his ministers have ruffled feathers with one saying that officials and policemen cannot even take their seats without his orders and if they do so,they will be sacked within 24 hours.
Addressing a mass contact programme in Etah,Textiles Minister Shiv Kumar Beria said government officials and policemen have no guts and cannot even take the chair without his orders,let alone work. I am challenging that go to my constituency… I am the MLA for the fifth time. No SDM or policeman has the guts to sit down without my order,let alone work. We are not in the opposition we are in the government, Beria said on Tuesday. How come they wont listen. if they wont listen then they have no right to remain on the seat for a single second. Within 24 hours they would be stripped of their uniform, he added.
Berias colleague and Minister of State for Dairy Development Ram Murti Verma in Fathepur said that minor incidents take place and they cannot be stopped whosoever was in power. Minor incidents have been happening,are taking place and will happen… no one can stop it completely, Murti said.
In Mathura,Tourism Minister Om Prakash Singh lost his cool when asked about the law and order situation. The defect is in your mind and not with the law and order situation, Singh shot back at a reporter.
In what could cause discomfort to SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav,his sibling Rajpal Yadav said in Etawah that the leadership in UP was not being able to take correct decision giving a chance to the opposition to launch attacks.
He said that forming committees and disbanding them was demoralising to party cadres. Rajpal said that not taking clear decision on various occasions gives a chance to the opposition to attack the government.
After controversial remarks by its ministers,the SP on Wednesday said that the leaders in question will be summoned. Party leadership will summon the leaders and ministers (who have made the outrageous comments) and will discuss the matter with them. The party has respect for journalists, SP spokesperson Rajendra Chowdhury said.