Senior opposition leaders castigate UP’s BJP government for jungle raj after the murder of a journo

Senior leaders of the country criticized the Uttar Pradesh government ruled by BJP for the deteriorating law and order situation in the state with the accusations of the state police machinery running under a jungle raj with nobody safe n secure n incessant murders of innocents on the rise.

The Fire brand leader and Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Mayawati, Congress leaders Rahul n Priyanka Gandhi and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejrival have extended their deepest condolences to the bereaved family of late journalist of Ghaziabad, UP Vikram Joshi who was gunned downed on 21st July in Vijay Nagar and accused the chief minister n the BJP state government of failing to control crimes n criminals in Uttar Pradesh.

All these leaders have tweeted today expressing their grief n sorrow over the killing of a journalist who was resenting the eveteasing of his niece finally sucumbing to the bullets of the miscreants yesterday night in front of his crying two adolescent daughters.

While extending her heartfelt condolences n expressing her protest n anger, the vociferous Bengal chief minister Mamta Benerjee has tweeted : My heartfelt condolences to the family of Vikram Joshi, a fearless journalist who passed away today. He was shot in UP for filing an FIR to book his neice’s molesters. An atmosphere of fear has been created in the country. Voices being muzzled. Media not spared. Shocking.

The Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi who is always prompt in responding to peoples’ grievances in Uttar Pradesh always trying to coming to their rescue n criticizing the saffron rule today accused the UP government for having completely failed to control crime as were the earlier state governments.

She catagorically said that the Jungle Raj in Uttar Pradesh has surged to such an extent that after lodging a complaint the general public is terrorised by the fear of these criminals.

She tweeted : After resisting n protesting on acount of his niece who was assaulted by the assailants journalist Vikram Joshi was gunned down in front of her daughter. He died today.

The jungle raj in Uttar Pradesh has surged so much that even after registering their complaints the people are terrorised/ fearful of the the criminals. The BJP government has failed to control crimes in the state as were the earlier government unsuccessful.

Similarly the former Congress president Rahul Gandhi while expessing his condolences to the grief stricken family of late journo Vikram Joshi said that ” The pledge was to instal a Ram Rajya, but gave Gunda Raj. He tweeted : While opposing the assault of her niece, journalist Vikram Joshi was murdered. My deepest condolences to the bereaved family. Commiment was to instal the rule of Lord Rama, but given the rule of criminals.

The BSP supremo and former UP CM who strongly critical of the UP government has tweeted thrice accusing the BJP government for total incompetence in controlling law n order in the state where atrocities on women and crime graph of murders is on tremendous rise identifying itself as the state of Jungle Raj where nobody is safe n secure.

She added that the state n its people are not so much infected by Corona but by the virus of uncontrolled crimes let lose by the hardened criminals.

She urged the government to fulfil the demands of the adequate financial compensation n job to the next of the kin at the earliest so that they are not constrained to run from pillar to post to seek justice. She also expressed her deepest condolences to the bereaved family.

The Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejrival has also expressed his shock n sorrow over the tragic murder of journalist Vikram Joshi yesterday evening and said that such lynchings raise several questions about the deteriorating law n order situation. He demanded stringent punishment to the murderers so as to send across a strong message.

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Sunil Negi

Sunil Negi is a senior journalist and president of Uttarakhand Journalists Forum ( Regd). He usually writes on socio political subjects and have been contributing articles in print media for the last several years. Mr. Sunil Negi had been felicitated by All India Achievers conference's Pride of India and excellence awards apart from several other recognitions. He has translated a book on ecological disaster of Uttarakhand of June 2013 and edited and published two editions of Uttaranchal's Who's Who.

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