Samajwadi Celebration (SP) nationwide president Akhilesh Yadav on Friday alleged that the Uttar Pradesh authorities was carrying out encounters with an eye on polls. His assertion got here a day after gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmad’s son Asad and an aide, each accused within the February 24 Umesh Pal homicide case in Prayagraj, have been killed by an STF group in Jhansi.
Addressing a press convention at the Indore Press Membership after paying tribute to Dr Ambedkar at his birthplace Mhow on his delivery anniversary, he mentioned the Structure, of which the previous was the chief architect, was below risk.
Earlier, Samajwadi Celebration’s long-standing ally Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Jayant Chaudhary and one other ally Azad Samaj Celebration (ASP) chief Chandrashekhar Azad accompanied Akhilesh when he went to pay tribute to Dr Ambedkar at the Ambedkar memorial in Mhow. The SP chief addressed the press convention alone although.
“Establishments are being completed one after the opposite and (Bharatiya Janata Celebration) governments (at the Centre and in UP) are working to destroy the Structure Babasaheb gave us,” Akhilesh mentioned. When requested about Thursday’s encounter, the SP chief mentioned, “From the very first day, (the Uttar Pradesh) BJP authorities is indulging in faux encounters with an eye on polls.”
Nevertheless, on being requested about allegations that Atiq Ahmed had connections to Pakistani parts, he mentioned “What can I say in regards to the connections he has and with whom?.” He slammed the UP authorities for motion towards a mother-daughter duo in Kanpur, throughout which their homes have been bulldozed and burnt down, resulting in each dropping their lives.
He additionally alleged a promising scholar chief was killed in Ballia by these belonging to the “caste of the (UP) chief minister”. “Is it an India the place you’ll be able to kill a weaker individual? Is it an India the place we received’t get our Constitutional rights?” the SP chief requested.
He requested why Uttar Pradesh acquired the utmost variety of notices from the Nationwide Human Rights Fee (for police motion like encounters), including that the UP additionally led within the variety of custodial deaths. “Officers are working below strain of the federal government”, he alleged.
Speaking in regards to the three—Akhilesh Yadav, Jayant Chaudhary and Chandrashekar—collectively at the occasion, Akhilesh mentioned: “We’re all enthused with recent power induced from Babasaheb’s birthplace. Now we have pledged to observe the trail proven by Dr Ambedkar…At present the Structure made by him is below risk. Now we have pledged to guard the Structure and poor and disadvantaged individuals.”
After the go to, Chandrashekar Azad tweeted with photos: “…Now we have pledged to safeguard the Structure and get it applied absolutely within the nation”. Jayant additionally tweeted the photographs of him alongside with these of Akhilesh and Chandrashekar at the Ambedkar Memorial in Mhow and wrote: “Baba Saheb amar rahen”.
(With PTI inputs)