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SP leader booked for rape, BSP warns of 'Jungle and Gunda raj' in UP

Updated: Aug 26, 2016 19:08 IST

New Delhi, Aug. 26 (ANI): The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Friday asserted that there is both 'Jungle raj' and 'Gundaraj' in Uttar Prdesh after police charged a Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Irshaad Qureshi with rape.

"Such allegations on a prominent personality of Samajwadi Party, proves that the people of Uttar Pradesh want to get rid of the environment that is inside and outside the Samajwadi Party. They are fed up of them," BSP leader Sudhindra Bhadoria told ANI.

Bhadoria also pointed out the increase in the number of crimes in the state since Akhilesh Yadav was sworn as the chief minister. He said that Yadav should morally step down from office.

"These incidents are increasing day by day in Uttar Pradesh from the time Akhilesh Yadav became chief minister. We have received information that his party members are also involved in such heinous crimes. It is acknowledged that there is 'Jungle raj' and 'Gundaraj' in Uttar Pradesh," Bhadoria said.

"Soon a time will come when Akhilesh Yadav will be thrown in the dustbin. Morally, they should have vacated the seat, now the environment of election is here, the people of Uttar Pradesh will oust them," he added.

On Thursday, Qureshi was charged with attempt to rape and abuse a Dalit woman. Besides Qureshi, two others, including Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Sadar, Jeetendra Kumar, have been named in the FIR.

The trio have been booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the SC/ST Act.

A case has been registered almost two-and-a-half-years after the incident. (ANI)