UP Minister says Mayawati rule was better, later takes U-turn

Yogi Adityanath
Yogi Adityanath

New Delhi, April 19: In what could come as an embarrassment for the Yogi Adityanath government, as one of its senior Minister said BSP Chief Mayawati rule was better.

While speaking on Unnao rape case, UP Minister Swami Prasad Maurya stated that there would have been no need for a CBI probe in the Unnao case if the police had done its bit. Maurya, a former BSP leader, also lavished praise on BSP leader Mayawati’s role as an administrator when she was the Uttar Pradesh chief minister, according to the Financial Express.

“Had the people got justice from the local police, the matter would not have escalated so far and there would not have been the need for a CBI probe,” Maurya had told media.

However, the Minister expressed confidence in probe agency and said that the agency will nab the guilty.

Responding to a question on Uttar Pradesh law and order condition in comparison to BSP, Maurya hailed BSP supremo’s regime saying it was “good” and there were no second thoughts about it.

“She was famous as a strict administrator and much better than the Samajwadi Party government. The government of Yogi Adityanath is also much better than the SP government,” the minister was quoted as saying in a report.

However, later Maurya took a U-Turn stating “I had said that there is similarity between Mayawati and Adityanath. She wanted that rule of law should be established in the state, we also want that the rule of law to be established in the state”.

“There is only one difference that Mayawati was neck deep in corruption, while Adityanath is contributing in making India corruption free,” he sought to justify.


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