Country should be run by Constitution, not bulldozers: Akhilesh Yadavtext_fields
Azamgarh/ UP: India must be run according to the Constitution and not through bulldozers, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said on Saturday. He further said that the murder of a main witness in the 2005 murder of then BSP MLA Raju Pal was the BJP government's failure at law and order, PTI reported.
He was reacting to the ongoing demolition exercise in Prayagraj after the killing of Umesh Pal, the key witness in the Raju Pal murder case. He said, "The country should not be run by bulldozers but by law and Constitution."
"The witness and two gunners lost their lives in the shootout. The incident which is captured on CCTV is like a film shoot. Lives have been lost, and it is the responsibility of the BJP government. This incident is a failure of the BJP government," he said.
He was at Azamgarh to meet senior party leader Balram Yadav's family over his demise.
He said that the alliance led by the Samajwadi Party would contest all 80 Lok Sabha seats in next year's general election.
Umesh Pal and his police security guard Sandeep Nishad was shot dead on February 24 outside his home in the Dhoomanganj area of Prayagraj.
The Uttar Pradesh Leader of Opposition, Akhilesh Yadav, further said that his party is with the deceased Sandeep Nishad. He will meet Nishad's family after full disclosure of the case.
"Because, if I go today, the government will say that we went to seek sympathy, do vote-bank politics."
"To those who were saying that criminals will be crushed, I ask when will the list of top 10 mafias be released. This list is not being made public, fearing that BJP people might also be there in it," Akhilesh Yadav said.