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Uma demands President's rule in UP

Written by: Staff
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New Delhi, Dec 4 (UNI) Bharatiya Janashakti Party chief Uma Bharti today demanded ''immediate imposition'' of President's rule in Uttar Pradesh to ensure free and fair upcoming Assembly polls.

Ms Bharti, who met Governor T V Rajeshwar Rao, in New Delhi, in her memorandum alleged that the state administration had completely failed to uphold the rule of law and it was sad that dacoities, kidnappings and attacks on Dalits were the order of the day.

The government-criminal nexus had created a constitutional crisis in the state and the economy was deteriorating, the former Chief Minister claimed, adding farmers and workers, depending on handicraft, were all suffering.

Referring to the recently concluded local body elections in the state, Ms Bharti alleged that the ruling party had misused the government machinery, reducing the elections to a farce. The administration had harassed the workers of opposition parties and their leaders were being attacked, she added.

She said under such circumstances, it would be better to bring the state under President's rule and hold Assembly polls to ensure that events witnessed in the local body elections were not repeated.

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