'It is a case of sour grapes': Yogi Adtiyanath on Priyanka's tweet for rising crime in UP
Lucknow, June 30: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has slammed Congress eastern UP general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's tweet on the law and order situation in the state, calling it a case of sour grapes.
Adtiyanath said, "It is a case of sour grapes. Her party president lost from UP, so sitting in Delhi, Italy or England they have to comment something or the other to remain in headlines."
Earlier, Priyanka had lashed out at the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in the state over a spurt in the rate of crimes.
Tweeting in Hindi, Priyanka Gandhi also attached a collage of news reports highlighting the various incidents of the crime in the state.
पूरे उत्तर प्रदेश में अपराधी खुलेआम मनमानी करते घूम रहे हैं। एक के बाद एक अपराधिक घटनाएँ हो रही हैं। मगर उ.प्र. भाजपा सरकार के कान पर जूँ तक नहीं रेंग रही।— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) June 29, 2019
क्या उत्तर प्रदेश सरकार ने अपराधियों के सामने आत्मसमर्पण कर दिया है? pic.twitter.com/khYP4eZam2
However, the UP Police was quick to react. The Twitter account of the UP Police replied to Priyanka Gandhi's tweet. Their response was to list out a set of data about how effective the UP Police has been in fighting crime.
"UP Police has taken strict action against serious offenders. In two years, 9,225 criminals have been arrested and 81 have been killed. Illegal assets of more than 200 crore people have been seized under the National Security Act and there has been an unprecedented decline in dacoity, murder, loot and kidnappings," wrote the UP Police.