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Why is the name of SP carried over to all criminal incidents ?, asks UP CM | India News


LUCK: Uttar Pradesh Prime Minister Yogi Adityanath wondered on Wednesday why the name of the Samajwadi Party (SP) gets mixed up with “all” criminal incidents in the state.
Speaking in the Assembly about the state budget, he took the opportunity to skin the opposition party, a day after allegations were made that the defendant in a shooting in Hathras was an SP worker, who was out on bail.
“Why is it that the SP’s name is included in all criminal incidents? Why?” asked the prime minister.
He said that the “samajwadi” (socialism) movement has become impractical, but its leaders are unwilling to accept the truth.
Adityanath’s comments came in the context of a 50-year-old man who was allegedly shot to death in Hathras on Monday by Gaurav Sharma, a defendant who was released on bail in a 2018 sexual abuse case. Sharma was accused of molesting sexually from the victim’s daughter.
Taking note of the incident, Adityanath on Tuesday ordered strict actions against the defendant and ordered officials to invoke the provisions of the strict National Security Act (NSA) against him.
SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, in a tweet on Tuesday, alleged that women in Uttar Pradesh have lost hope of justice from the state government and tagged a video of a girl.
The state BJP later alleged that the main defendant in the Hathras incident is SP worker Gaurav Sharma, who runs his social media pages under the name Gaurav Songra.
However, SP spokesman Rajendra Chaudhary rejected the accusation, saying: “Gaurav is not a leader of the Samajwadi Party but of the BJP. There are photographs of Gaurav with the BJP leaders to prove this.”

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