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Killers prefer UP now to carry out murders: Congress

Updated: May 19, 2017 13:59 IST      
Killers prefer UP now to carry out murders: Congress

Lucknow (UP) [India], May 19 (ANI): The Congress Party on Friday alleged that the death of Karnataka-cadre IAS officer Anurag Tiwari was a case of murder in a "VVIP" area and targeted the state government over the law and order situation in the state.

Mocking the Yogi Adityanath government over accusing the Congress party for the death of the IAS officer, Congress leader Pramod Tiwari said the law and order situation in Karnataka is so good that they (killer) couldn't kill him there and had to come to UP.

"It is definitely an incident which will make people believe that there is no law and order situation in the state. People have lost its faith in this government," he added.

Echoing similar sentiments, another leader Ajay Kumar said the Uttar Pradesh Government has failed to make even one promise made by them during the poll campaign.

Kumar said the death of Anurag Tiwari exposed the tall claims of the state government over law and order.

"The UP government who talked about ending Gundaraj, they talked about ending crimes. But if we see today, the UP government has totally failed in its promises. And they are running away from the question of the opposition. Crimes have infact increased in the state," he said the media.

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been constituted on Thursday to probe the death of IAS officer Anurag Tiwari.

Anurag Tiwari was found dead outside Meera Bai VIP guest house in Hazratganj area of Lucknow on Wednesday morning.

A native of Bahraich district, Tiwari was posted as food and civil supplies commissioner in Bengaluru at present.

He was visiting Uttar Pradesh for some personal work. He stayed at the guest house in room number 19. LDA vice chairman and Tiwari's batchmate PN Singh had booked the room in his name and was with him last night. Both the officers were selected for the services in 2007. (ANI)

Nitish Kumar is new Bihar CM, Sushil Modi is his deputy

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 10:15 IST     

Patna (Bihar) July 27 (ANI): Janata Dal (United) supremo Nitish Kumar on Thursday took oath as Bihar Chief Minister. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Modi also took oath as Bihar Deputy Chief Minister.

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Nitish's step against corruption is courageous, says Nadda

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 10:10 IST     

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Updated: Jul 27, 2017 09:59 IST     

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New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Thursday dubbed the Janata Dal (United) [JD(U)] bid to form government with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as shameful.

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Updated: Jul 27, 2017 09:17 IST     

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Digvijaya says Nitish should go back to grand alliance

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 09:09 IST     

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Updated: Jul 27, 2017 08:55 IST     

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Updated: Jul 27, 2017 08:55 IST     

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Bihar: RJD supporters block Mahatma Gandhi Setu

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 08:04 IST     

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Updated: Jul 27, 2017 07:43 IST     

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NIA to investigate recovery of explosive found in UP Assembly

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 04:44 IST     

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SC to continue hearing Aadhaar card privacy matter

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 04:40 IST     

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Bihar Guv invites Tejashwi, 5 RJD MLAs for discussion

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 03:12 IST     

Patna (Bihar) [India], July 27 (ANI): Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi has invited Tejashwi Yadav and five other Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MLAs for discussion.

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