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Mar 04, 2014 at 03:36pm IST

UP: Over 200 doctors at Agra hospital resign, Mulayam chides Akhilesh

Lucknow: The doctors' strike in Uttar Pradesh is turning worse by the moment. More than 200 doctors at the Agra Medical College resigned on Tuesday demanding justice for the junior doctors who were thrashed and beaten up by the police after an altercation by Samajwadi Party MLA Irfan Solanki on Friday.

SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav today hauled up son Akhilesh's government over the deteriorating law and order situation in the state.

"The UP government is being run by stooges," he said at a public meeting where Akhilesh was present.

The chiding came just hours after several protesting BJP workers were lathicharged by the police after they marched in support of the doctors.

"Why doesn't the Akhilesh government take these small things seriously?" BJP's Vijay Bahadur Pathak asked. "This matter could have been controlled if the administration took the right action from the very beginning," he said.

The strike, which began in Kanpur, has entered its fourth day today. Many hospitals in Delhi have joined in the protest. Doctors at AIIMS and Lady Hardinge hospital are planning to hold a dharna at Jantar Mantar and sport a black badge on their arms.