The power shift in Uttar Pradesh’s politics had paved the way for the much-needed force which had left the party in power at the Centre i.e the BJP in distress. After losing Delhi, Bihar and West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh win came as a relieving pill for the top honchos in the party. Yogi Adityanath took the oath and got the new address to mention, 5, Kalidas Marg, Lucknow.
Announcing the manifesto, or as BJP calls it ‘Shapath Pran’, has the main focus points of law and order and corruption, which had taken the back seat during the Akhilesh Yadav’s tenure, as what BJP project the state.
Taking stern approach on corruption, Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday also announced that the properties of officials found cheating the poor would be seized and will face compulsory retirement.
A few days back, going tough on criminals, the Uttar Pradesh CM has given a free hand to the police for the encounter to maintain the law and order in the state.
Declaring it as a mere publicity stunt, the opposition leader, who doesn’t wish to be named, said, “It’s just the publicity stunt. No such orders have been passed on to the police and criminals are at large”.
Talking on the corruption by the state government, the same leader said that the party now opened a “one window” for corruption, where the person is “appointed by the top leaders from the party”. He says, “The BJP in Uttar Pradesh is now more corrupt than the BSP and SP combined. BJP had opened the one window for corruption, where the person is appointed by the higher authorities and gives you the maximum profit for the party”.
Another opposition leader, on the terms of anonymity, said that “What now is agitating the BJP workers is that anyone can fight the election if he has the money with him”. He said that a well-known builder just parachuted from nowhere and run for the elections of the Mayor. “The builder, as he has got the money, approached the top party members, deposited the said amount and got the ticket”. Adding further, he said, “It all works as a fixed system, where all work in a system”.
The opposition party leaders had also claimed that the slogan of dynasty politics is also a fog-screen to divert the attention of the common man, he says, “An MP from BSP is making all the effort to get the BJP’s ticket for her wife to run for the ward elections. See it just the smog-screen that is created to divert the attention of the common man”.
Rubbishing the claim made by the opposition, the BJP has said that the allegations made by the opposition are baseless and they have no real topic to target the BJP.