Lucknow, Jan 16: Senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh on Tuesday said India is facing its most serious crisis since Independence and his party will do its best to protect democratic values and constitutional institutions.
“There is an undeclared emergency in the country under the government of Narendra Modi,” Singh said.
On his first visit to the state capital after being elected to the Rajya Sabha, Singh also thanked party Convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for the faith reposed in him and assured that issues facing the people of Uttar Pradesh would find an echo in his voice in the upper House of Parliament.
He was earlier accorded a grand welcome on Tuesday by his supporters and party workers on his arrival in the state capital. Singh hails from Sultanpur district of Uttar Pradesh.
“I have worked with the India Against Corruption, then AAP and have discharged duties assigned to me from time to time by my leaders to the best of my abilities, and feel humbled for being chosen for this prestigious assignment,” he said at a press conference.
He said the state of Uttar Pradesh was in the throes of chaos and needed a strong voice to raise pertinent issues.
“There is a total law and order breakdown in Uttar Pradesh… Women are being raped every now and then, traders have been completely destroyed by GST and now due to nod for 100 per cent FDI in retail. I will raise these issues in the Rajya Sabha,” he assured his supporters.
The AAP leader also alleged that the democracy was facing its most serious challenge ever and added that when serious questions were being raised by senior judges of the Supreme Court (SC), the AAP could sit back and be a mute spectator.
“In days to come, you will find us voicing our concerns in a bold manner and will do our best to protect democracy and constitutional institutions in the country,” Singh said.
He also slammed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for not staying put in the state and travelling to Karnataka, Gujarat, Mauritius, Mumbai and Myanmar even as the state’s people were suffering.