Shortly after its drubbing in recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, it seems that the supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and his party has turned a blind eye over the serious crimes happening in the state, everyday.
Is it the feeling of vengeance for getting less seats in Lok Sabha polls that the ruling SP has completely failed in controlling rape cases in its state?
Moreover, when media questions father- son duo over rising crime against women, then they wittily throw counter questions at media by saying, "media don't highlight such incidents in other states and give more coverage to crimes happening in Uttar Pradesh".
Akhilesh, who became the youngest chief minister of UP in 2012, has completed over 2 years in power, but his capabilities as a strong leader are yet to emerge and yet to be seen.
The recent volley of crimes in UP has not only dented its image in the country but has also outraged the world.
Crimes against women in UP were prevalent before polls too, but post polls, they have taken multiple folds. There is not even a single day when any rape or molestation case is not reported from UP.
Why can't CM Akhilesh Yadav implement a zero tolerance approach in preventing such crimes?
UP is geographically and demographically a very huge state and to govern it, is a herculean task, but concrete measures have to be taken at the earliest to save the glory of Uttar Pradesh and to prevent it from further embarrassment globally.
Bifurcation of Uttar Pradesh- a viable option to improve governance in UP?
In 2011, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo and former chief minister of UP, Mayawati had proposed the division of the largest state into four parts- Purvanchal, Bundelkahand, Awadh Pradesh and Paschim Pradesh, for better administration, better governance and speedy development.
According to a report, with lawlessness hovering around Uttar Pradesh that has earned it a tag of one of the worst governed states in the country, the Union home ministry is mooting over the idea of dividing UP into smaller states.
Even, Congress party's senior leader Jairam Ramesh, who played a significant role in the formation of Telangana, has voiced a similar opinion over the division of Uttar Pradesh.
"This is my personal opinion for the last 15 years that good governance is not possible in Uttar Pradesh. Good governance is very difficult in today's Uttar Pradesh. We should ponder over the future of Uttar Pradesh," he had said in February this year.
But such a major move to divide a state has to find a consensus among all the political parties, otherwise it will lead to further chaos and violence.
Samajwadi Party, the key player of UP politics, is a staunch opposer of dividing Uttar Pradesh into smaller states.
Even cops, judges and politicians are unsafe in Akhilesh's UP
As the BJP won 71 seats out of 80 seats in Uttar Pradeash and SP was reduced to only 5 seats, the recent spate of murders of local BJP leaders may be the result of political rivalry.
27 year old Vijay Pandit from Dadri area of Greater Noida, 40 year old Omveer Singh from Muzaffarnagar and 40 year old Rakesh Kumar Rastogi from Uttarakhand, within a span of 20 days, were murdered by unknown assailants. One thing that was common among the three leaders was their political party- BJP, that gained majority in Uttar Pradesh.
So, their killings in a series, seems to be a case of pre-meditated political conspiracy to suppress the voice of dissent against the ruling party.
Even the Art of Living founder, Sri Sri Ravi Shanakr on Sunday tweeted saying, "Politically motivated murders of 4 BJP leaders in 2 weeks clearly shows a systematic attempt to instigate violence. It must be nipped right away."
The trouble makers and miscreants have no fear of law as they relentlessly indulge in heinous crimes. Badaun gangrape and murder case of two teenage sisters was one of the worst examples of the present state of affairs in UP and unfortunately, post that incident, the crime against women did not end, in fact, many such cases have been reported since including from Badaun.
On Monday, two constables- Dinesh Pratap Singh and Giriraj Kishore Gujjar, aged between 30-32 years, were shot dead by unidentified assailants in Firozabad, that led to violent protests in the state.
Recently, a woman judge was raped in Aligarh, a labourer was burnt alive to death in Jhansi for allegedly refusing to work and a Frenchwoman was molested in Varanasi.
So, the question from CM Akhilesh Yadav is what is happening in Uttar Pradesh is a result of his party's failure or he has totally given up before people of UP reject him straightaway in the next assembly polls...