Priyanka Gandhi slams Uttar Pradesh govt, says state tops in number of murders committed in last three years

Citing data from NCRB, the Congress leader said that Uttar Pradesh sees 12 incidents of murders per day

Asian News International July 07, 2020 23:02:19 IST
Priyanka Gandhi slams Uttar Pradesh govt, says state tops in number of murders committed in last three years

New Delhi: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday slammed the Uttar Pradesh government saying that for the past three years the state has topped the list in terms of murder incidents in the country.

"If we look at the data of murders in the country, then Uttar Pradesh is in top of the list for the past three years. Twelve incidents of murder take place per day in the state," Priyanka said in a tweet in Hindi.

She said, "From 2016-18, there was 24 percent increase in the crime against children."

The Congress leader questioned, "The home department and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh have always tried to hide these data of the state and what else they could have done?"

"This has caused the criminals to roam around freely in the state. The criminals have the protection of power and the law and order bow before them. The cost of all this is being borne by dedicated officers and jawans," she added in the tweet.

On Monday, Priyanka had said Uttar Pradesh accounts for one-third of the total crimes against Dalits.

Taking to Twitter, Congress leader had slammed Yogi Adityanath government for falsely propagating that there is no crime in the state and had said crime against women in Uttar Pradesh increased by 21 percent from 2016 to 2018.

"Uttar Pradesh accounts for one-third of the total crimes against Dalits. Crime against women in Uttar Pradesh increased by 21 percent from 2016 to 2018. All these figures are pointing towards the increasing crime in Uttar Pradesh," she had tweeted attaching graphs of crime rate in various states.

She had alleged that Uttar Pradesh government is spreading propaganda of "Crime is over".

"Surprisingly, instead of fixing accountability on crimes, the UP government kept falsely propagating "crime is over", she said.

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