UP fit case for Prez rule: R K Singh

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New Delhi, Jun 4: As Uttar Pradesh is grappling with incidents of rape and murder, BJP MP and former Home Secretary R K Singh on Wednesday said it was a fit case for the President's rule as the state has "completely failed" to control law and order.

"It is a failed state. There is no law and order. Rape and murder are very common. There is no control. The state has completely failed. It is a fit case for the President's rule," Singh told reporters.

Singh alleged that political interference is rampant in every sphere of administration in the state, particularly in police, which resulted in collapse of the administration. Referring to the alleged attempt to rape a woman judge in Aligarh, the newly-elected MP said even a judge is not safe in her home.

Singh was commenting over the incidents of rape and murder in the state, including gangrape and murder of two cousins in Badaun in recent days.

Expressing sadness over the death of Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde in a road accident here yesterday, the former Union Home Secretary said traffic signals in Delhi do not work late nights and early mornings and there is a need to do something to rectify the system.

"Red lights should function from 4 o'clock in the morning in Delhi. We have to think about the viability of round abouts in Delhi too," he said.

PTI

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