Opposition parties to grill govt tomorrow in House

Lucknow, Feb 7 (PTI) Opposition parties have decidedto grill the Mayawati government on the floor of the UttarPradesh Assembly from tomorrow on alleged involvement of BSPleaders in heinous crimes, like rape, or in shieldingcriminals.

"There has been a spurt in incidents of rape in thestate with a fresh one reported in Fatehpur. It has been foundthat in many cases BSP leaders are directly involved or areshielding criminals.

"The matter will be raised in the House tomorrow and areply will be sought from the government," Congresslegislature party leader Pramod Tewari told reporters heretoday.

He said Congress will garner the support of otherOpposition parties to raise these issues vociferously andcorner the government.

He alleged that names of over 10 BSP leaders, involvedin heinous crimes, have already come to light while manyothers were still not identified and held the political partyresponsible for giving them tickets.

Terming the involvement of BSP leaders in such casesas unfortunate, Tewari said it is a matter of concern and alsoa blot on the state.

Leader of Opposition in the Assembly and senior SPleader Ahmed Hasan also lashed out at the state government forthe growing number of crime cases against women and said hisparty would raise its voice against the issue both inside andoutside the legislature.

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