The newly formed Government of Uttar Pradesh is just seven weeks old. In this very short span, Yogi Adityanath, the newly appointed chief minister has made several headlines by developing a new work culture on the platforms of decision making as well as working hours. He has also given the crucial opposition, Samajwadi Party to go up against him. The former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, during his two days stay at Lucknow told the media that Adityanath had failed miserably in administering and maintaining the Law and Order in Uttar Pradesh. On the first day of his media interaction, Akhilesh Yadav went berserk on seeing a media person who was sporting a shirt of the color saffron (the theme color of BJP). The media representative was said to have continually been asking personal questions regarding the historical spat between him and his father. He also tried to corner the leading Government by the incidents of Meerut and Saharanpur. Adityanath’s journey as the appointed CM of Uttar Pradesh is remarkable. He also said that the performance of Adityanath’s Government did not comply with his words during the Uttar Pradesh’s electoral campaign. Akhilesh remarked that he decided not to comment on the performance of this current Government until it completes six months, but the over-enthusiastic legislators of the MPs of the BJP who clashed with the administration and the police have made him change his mind apparently.
Poor level of crime control and the failure to maintain law and order across the entire state is the major reason for the rising of resentment of the commoners against the Samajwadi Party which was evident in the last elections in Uttar Pradesh. Adityanath had sensed the situation and used it to his advantage. He is said to have cautioned his party workers to resist from making baseless demands. Even the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has advised the party workers of the BJP and the MPs to stay away from trouble and maintain discipline. The recent incidents of the cow protection squad, its rallies, and clashes in the western part of Uttar Pradesh seem to suggest that the warnings were given to deaf years. The MPs of BJP in Barabanki, Agra, and Saharanpur have already caught themselves in the intricate net of controversies regarding the issue of threatening the intimidating police personnel.
Such incidents have invariably given the leaders of the opposition parties like the Samajwadi Party to corner BJP with their serious words of criticism. By the words of the BJP sources, it can be inferred that the incident of the appointment of the new Director-General of Sulkhan Singh in the Police Department and also the latest reshuffles of the police superintendents in the districts of Kanpur, Noida, Bareilly, Lucknow and Saharanpur have been given the task of tightening the law and order of the situation. But the over-excitement of the supporters seems to be reflecting the same mistake committed by the supporters of SP, taking the law into one’s hands. The recent ‘saffron attack’ of the police is the best example, sources report.