Akhilesh Yadav corners Uttar Pradesh government over anti-organised crime Bill

The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet passed the anti-organised crime Bill on December 13, following which, BSP leader Mayawati demanded its rollback.

Published: 22nd December 2017 04:58 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd December 2017 04:58 PM   |  A+A-

Former Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav (File | PTI)

By ANI

LUCKNOW: Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said the Yogi Adityanath-led government in the state was trying to threaten people by the UPCOCA (Uttar Pradesh Control of Organised Crime Act) Bill.

“The present government in the state and at the Centre did nothing for Uttar Pradesh. I have heard they are trying to threaten people by UPCOCA,” Akhilesh said, while addressing the media.

The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister was present at the event where the Bahujan Samaj Swabhiman Sangharsh Samiti (BS4) party led by the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) rebel leader, RK Choudhary, merged with the Samajwadi Party.

The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet passed the anti-organised crime Bill on December 13, following which, BSP leader Mayawati demanded its rollback. She alleged that the Adityanath government was targetting the people of particular caste and religion in the name of curbing mafia and criminals.

The UPCOCA was prepared after studying Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) and similar laws in Gujarat and Karnataka.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp