Taking a jibe at the BJP-led government in Uttar Pradesh, former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday asserted the party that had cornered the erstwhile regime over the law and order situation in the state has become a “mute spectator”.
While talking to reporters in Kanpur, the former chief minister said: “Samajwadi Party is quiet and is not registering any protest against the BJP government at present. But, if the law and order situation remains like this, the party will certainly review its strategy. Ever since the BJP took charge of the state, there has been deterioration of law and order on a daily basis. The BJP leaders used to corner the SP a few days back on the issue of law and order. But today, they are silent, and are not issuing any statement. The government has become a mute spectator.”
The SP chief was in the city to attend a marriage function.
When asked to comment on the statements made by SP patron and his father Mulayam Singh Yadav in Mainpuri , Akhilesh said, “I do not want to comment on any of the statements made by Netaji.”
The SP patron had yesterday indicated he was strongly opposed to a split in the party, while berating son Akhilesh Yadav’s move to ally with the Congress, which he claimed had left no stone unturned to “ruin” him.
The SP-Congress alliance had faced a rout in the recent Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.