The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Ms. Mayawati ji has termed the allegation of opposition leaders regarding
provocation of agitation-demonstration by her and the State Government for the demand of reservation in central services by Jat community as completely baseless, false and unfortunate. She said that such allegation should not be put on the State Government. She said that the State Government never hesitated in taking stern steps with regard to law and order situation against those persons, however powerful they might be.
The Cabinet Secretary Mr. Shashank Shekhar Singh was talking to media persons here today at media centre in Shastri
Bhawan. He said that, the Hon’ble Chief Minister had issued strong directives to officers that law and order situation could not get disturbed during the agitation. He said that the State Government had taken stern steps to dispose off the problems regarding this issue.
The Cabinet Secretary said that the State Government had demanded security forces from the Centre on several
occasions to maintain law and order in the State, but the Central Government had not made available these security
forces. The State Government maintained law and order through its own available security forces. The State
Government had demanded 100 companies of Central Security Forces, so that such incident could not take place again, he added.
Mr. Singh said that the Hon’ble Chief Minister had made it clear through press conferences on the issue of demonstration by the people of Jat community to block railway track in Kafoorpur, that Jats were getting the benefit of reservation by their inclusion in OBC category already in Uttar Pradesh, on the basis of which BSP and the State Government support the demand of reservation in central services.
The Cabinet Secretary said since this matter was related to the Central Government, therefore the Hon’ble Chief
Minister had appealed to the people of Jat community that they should go to Delhi and put their demand before the
central Government in peaceful and disciplined manner. They should not indulge in any such activity regarding this issue owing to which common people could face difficulty and get harmed or law and order situation could became affected. She had also made aware the Union Home Minister with the law and order situation and the difficulties faced by the people due to agitation.
The Cabinet Secretary said that after coming in power, the Hon’ble Chief Minister had made the resolve to establish
the rule of law by law and create development oriented atmosphere free from injustice, crime, fear and corruption in
the State. In her opinion, everybody has the right to hold demonstration in peaceful and disciplined manner in democratic system, but nobody would be allowed to disturb law and order on the name of agitation, procession and