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"Jungle, mafia" Raj in UP ever since SP came to power: AAP

Aam Aadmi Party today alleged that "jungle raj and mafia raj" has been thriving in Uttar Pradesh ever since Samajwadi Party came to power, and demanded Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's resignation in the wake of clash in Mathura in which 24 people lost their lives.

Jungle, mafia Raj in UP ever since SP came to power: AAP
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav

New Delhi

Taking a jibe at SP supremo, senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh alleged that a local goon was behind the clash who had patronage of a senior minister from "Mulayam Singh Yadav Pvt Ltd".

A party delegation led by Singh will also visit Mathura tomorrow.

24 people, including an SP and an SHO, have been killed in yesterday's massive clash between police and members of a sect who had encroached on government land in Mathura, even as tension prevailed in the area with police seizing a large cache of munition from the site and arresting 320 people even as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister has ordered an inquiry.

The violence erupted when police tried to evict illegal occupants, believed to be of Azad Bharat Vidhik Vaicharik Kranti Satyagrahi, from Jawahar Bagh yesterday on the directions of the Allahabad High Court.

"Uttar Pradesh is witnessing 'gunda' and 'maifa raj' ever since Samajwadi Party has come to power. Chief Miniister Akhilesh Yadav should not waste even a minute and tender his resignation," Singh said.

He said ever since the SP has come to power in the state, Uttar Pradesh has witnessed over 600 cases of riots.

"The AAP too has demanded eviction of illegal occupants from the land and this has not been done despite the orders from the High Court," Singh added.

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