“Uttar Pradesh Law and Order: How Yogi Govt destroyed the institutionalisation of Mafias in State politics”, Organiser, April 25, 2023:
“In 2017, Yogi Adityanath inherited Uttar Pradesh, where Mafia Raj, meaning the fiefdom of goons, was institutionalised in the social, business and political fabric of Uttar Pradesh. Akhilesh, his father Mulayam and Mayawati nurtured these mafias for their political goals.
The goons who should have been behind bars were walking in the Assembly and the Parliament on the tickets of Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). The lawbreakers were promoted to become lawmakers by these two parties.
During the SP and BSP Governments, law and order in Uttar Pradesh were marred by these three characteristics. – (1) An insufficient police force – only 1.5 lakhs positions of the sanctioned 3 lakhs police positions in the State – were filled by SP and BSP Governments (2) Bahubali-karan of Politics – the likes of Mukhtar Ansari, Atiq Ahmed, Azam Khan, Vikas Dubey and Gayatri Prajapati were moving in the corridors of power instead of jails (3) Culture of turning a blind eye to criminals, guided by Mulayam Singh Yadav’s philosophy – Ladke Hain, Galti Ho Jati Hai (Boys will be Boys)….”
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