Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Wednesday slammed the Uttar Pradesh Government for allegedly sacking 25,000 home guards. The BSP chief took to Twitter to express her anger and asked the Government why were the guards removed. She also advised the state government to pay attention to the public interest.
यूपी सरकार अपनी गलत आर्थिक नीतियों की सजा 25 हजार होमगार्डों को बर्खास्त करके उनके परिवार के लाखों लोगों को क्यों दे रही है? इससे प्रदेश में अराजकता और ज्यादा बढ़ेगी। सरकार रोजगार देने के बजाए बेरोजगारी को और क्यों बढ़ा रही है? सरकार जनहित पर समुचित ध्यान दे तो बेहतर है।— Mayawati (@Mayawati) October 16, 2019
Uttar Pradesh police headquarters in Prayagraj stated that 25,000 home guards will be relieved from their duties.
"The decision to end 25,000 home guard services was taken on August 28, this year in a meeting chaired by Uttar Pradesh chief secretary," said an order issued by Additional Director General (ADG) B.P. Jogdand.
According to reports, the decision was taken owing to resource constraints. However, later in the day, Home Guard Minister Chetan Chauhan clarified that no official letter had been received from the Home Department in this regard and that no one will be removed from their jobs. Reportedly, the allowances given to the guards had to be increased from the previous Rs.500 to Rs. 672 according to an SC order. The Home Guard Minister also clarified on Tuesday that due to budget constraints, the days of duties will be less but the service of home guards won't be terminated. "We have not received any official letter from the Home Department. I assure that no one will be removed from their jobs. No formal decision has been taken. Due to budget constraint, the days of duty will be reduced to 20-22 from 30 days," said Chauhan.
On October 10, the BSP Chief slammed the Uttar Pradesh Government over a police encounter on an alleged illegal sand mining case and said, there is no law and order in Uttar Pradesh.
“Crimes are openly carried out in the state’s capital Lucknow, then it can be considered that other cities are also suffering the same fate. People are enraged over the fake encounter and are raising their voices. It is clear that there is no law and order, but ‘Jungleraj’ prevails in Uttar Pradesh.”, tweeted Mayawati.
(With ANI inputs)