Mathura, Oct 14 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has lashed out at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati over the rising crime graph in the state.
Addressing a mass rally here, senior party leader Rajnath Singh said: "The law-and-order situation in the state is at its low, and the best examples are the murders of three chief medical officers in Lucknow and rape and killing of a teenaged girl in the compound of a police station."
Singh further asserted that he has renewed his interest in state politics for the good of the region.
"I have not returned to the state politics because of myself. I have come here for you and to rescue the state. Every one comes for themselves, but I have not come here for the same. I began my political career from here and it is due to the love I have received from you all that I have high stature in the national politics. I am indebted to the public of Uttar Pradesh," said Singh.
Echoing the same line, leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj slammed Mayawati by questioning her performance during her reign.
"In democracy 'answerability' is the biggest principle. This principle means that if in one election we make promises then demand an answer about the promises in the next election. Hence we ask for the report card from the Uttar Pradesh government then we only find a zero in their balance sheet," said Swaraj.
Swaraj rubbished all rumours of forming any alliance in the future with Mayawati's Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP).
"I want to make a declaration today, as many hogwash statements like if BSP does not come to power on its own then the BJP might join as an ally, are heard. I want to make an announcement from this platform that we want to come to power after receiving mandate from you. If we get majority then we will form the government but that does not happen then we would prefer to sit in the opposition than helping BSP come to power," she said. (ANI)