Lucknow, Oct 26: Allahabad High Court on Tuesday slammed Akhilesh Yadav-led Uttar Pradesh government for its callousness over Dengue spread in the state.
The Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court asked the state government why the imposition of President’s Rule cannot be recommended to curb the vector-borne disease.
While entertaining a public interest litigation (PIL), the bench of Justice A.P. Shahi and Justice D.K. Upadhyaya made the observation to Chief Secretary Rahul Bhatnagar.
The court also sought a response from the Chief Secretary about the proposed action plan to curb the disease.
During the course of hearing, the high court bench also asked why the court should not recommend invocation of the Article 356 of the Indian Constitution, as the state machinery has completely failed to discharge its duties.
When the state’s Additional Advocate General Bulbul Godiyal pleaded that the state government is short-staffed and that there is paucity of doctors, the bench said they cannot absolve themselves of their responsibilities.