‘Sour grapes’: Yogi Adityanath hits back at Priyanka Gandhi for her remarks on rising crime in UP

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 30 June 2019, 06:31 PM
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. (Image Credit: ANI)
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. (Image Credit: ANI)

Days after Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra took a dig at Uttar Pradesh government over rising cases of crime, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday hits back at her for criticising the law and order situation in the state.

"It is a case of sour grapes. Her party president lost from UP, so sitting in Delhi, Italy or England, they have to comment on something or the other to remain in headlines," the CM Yogi told reporters Saharanpur, where he went to take stock of the law and order situation and review developmental works.

Last week, the UP government came under sharp attack after a video of two prisoners flashing a country-made pistol in Unnao jail was widely shared on social media.

Referring to the video, Gandhi had tweeted, "In Uttar Pradesh criminals are roaming freely and doing whatever they want. Criminal incidents are taking place one after the other. However, its BJP government has turned deaf. Has the Uttar Pradesh government surrendered before criminals?"

She even shared a collage of news reports indicating various incidents of crime. Responding to her tweet, the Uttar Pradesh Police responded by sharing data and claimed that it had recorded an unprecedented decline in crimes and improvement in the law and order situation.

"UP Police has taken strict action against serious offenders. 9,225 criminals were arrested and 81 were killed in two years. Illegal property worth nearly 200 crore was seized under the National Security Act and there was an unprecedented decline in dacoity, murder, loot and kidnappings," the UP Police tweeted.

"Because of UP Police's effective working, there has been 20 to 35 per cent decline in crimes. All sensational crimes were solved in 48 hours," it added.

First Published: Sunday, June 30, 2019 06:31 PM
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