Uttar Pradesh lockdown news update: The case load in UP has been rising steadily. The government wants to utilise these two days to sanitise hotspot premises such as mandis and offices, as well as push ahead with its statewide screening programme.
The order, issued by State Chief Secretary R K Tiwari to the district and police administration, says the restrictions are being imposed to control the spread of “Covid-19 and communicable diseases like malaria, encephalitis, dengue and kala-azar”.
Alleging that the SP had fielded Dubey's wife in the Zila panchayat elections five years ago, BJP leaders shared photographs of Vikas Dubey and his associates with leaders of Samajwadi Party, alleging that the Samajwadi Party had links with the accused.
While the Congress said that there is a “goonda raj” and “jungle raj” in the state, the Samajwadi Party said the incident has exposed the “connivance between criminals and those in power”. The BSP, on the other hand, called for the need to improve the law and order situation.
As Congress leaders condemned Alam’s arrest, the government said that besides his role in the December 19 anti-CAA protests in Hazratganj area that had turned violent, the Congress leader was booked in two other cases related to anti-CAA protests.
“Leaders and workers of Congress are committed to raising the issue of people. While the BJP government can suppress other political parties by making police an instrument of suppression but it would not be able to stop us,” Priyanka tweeted.
The situation, PM Modi said, would have been different under previous governments, as they would have only made excuses. But the Adityanath government foresaw the situation and made quarantine and isolation centres to curb the virus’ spread, he said.