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Mar 24, 2013 at 08:12pm IST

DIGs to face music for law and order problems in Uttar Pradesh, warns Akhilesh Yadav

Unnao: A day after his father pulled him up for failing to make his Cabinet ministers work and control corruption in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday promised the people of his state that in case of any complaint of law and order, action will now be taken against officers of DIG rank instead of lower staff.

"Constables and sub-inspectors will not be held guilty for law and order problems. Officers of DIG rank will be punished in such cases", Yadav said while launching Dr Ram Manohar Lohia village housing scheme in Unnao in Uttar Pradesh.

Taking potshots at the previous Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) government, Yadav said unlike previous regime the budget and sacks have been arranged for wheat purchase and arrangements made to directly make payment to farmers through RTGS in their accounts.

DIGs to face music for law and order problems: Akhilesh

Akhilesh's statement came a day after his father Mulayam Singh Yadav pulled him up for not being able to control corruption in Uttar Pradesh.

Yadav claimed his government has made a record of running Vidhan Sabha sessions and said that in previous BSP regime short sessions were held so that legislators could not air their grievances.