The Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh has been blocking several central welfare schemes, the reason why the benefits are not reaching the intended beneficiaries, BJP president Amit Shah said in Lucknow on Tuesday.
“The central government has launched several schemes for the welfare of farmers like the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana. But the state government has been blocking the central schemes for petty political reasons,” Shah said.
Accusing the ruling Samajwadi Party of shielding the corrupt and the goons, Shah asked why the Akhilesh Yadav government was not acting against those it had itself accused of corruption during the earlier Bahujan Samaj Party rule.
Shah said that Akhikesh government was not ashamed even after the Mathura incident.
“We demanded for a detailed and fair inquiry in the matter. But they (government) are not agreeing for that. We demanded for inquiry against the person who gave patronage to Ramvriksh Yadav… but they are not showing interest in that too,” Shah said.
“They came to power on the plank of ending corruption allegedly prevalent during the BSP government. Why have they not acted against any corrupt in the last four years and sent them to jail?” the BJP chief said.
Shah promised to free encroached land once BJP comes to power in the state. “Those illegally encroaching land will be identified, and action will be taken against those goons,” he said.
Shah announced that BJP’s UP unit will release an email address tomorrow to which an anyone could send them information to the party if a SP ‘goon’ illegally encroaches any public land. “On receiving information, BJP workers will get that land freed. We will force local DM and SP to get that property evacuated from encroachers,” Shah said.
Targeting the Uttar Pradesh government for what he said was the “deteriorating” law and order situation in the state in the wake of the Mathura violence, Shah wondered aloud how could goons shoot at police officers with impunity.