Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav has asked news media to blame him occasionally for law and order situation in UP so that people don’t forget that he is the actual CM of UP. Akhilesh made this request after journalists started blaming BJP MP Hema Malini for violence in Mathura.
“We really appreciate the fact that journalists never blame Akhilesh Ji for any incident. Be it Muzzafarnagar or Dadri or Mathura, Akhilesh Ji is never held responsible for poor state of law and order. But now the elections are approaching and we do want people to remember who is their CM. They must remember that it was Akhilesh Ji who gave them all those free laptops and cycles so we request our friends in media to blame Akhilesh Ji for at least one incident to remind janta that Akhilesh Ji is the CM”, a spokesperson for Samajwadi Party said.
When we asked Akhilesh Yadav about it, he did confirm that he has made this request. “All my uncles opposed my elevation as CM and now when I don’t get blame for any violent incident, they come and tell Papa that I am totally irrelevant. This is not good in election year so I have asked media to do their job honestly and blame me for deteriorating law and order situation in the state”, the UP Chief Minister said.
When we asked Akhilesh whether it won’t bring negative attention, he smiled and said ,”Are you new to UP? Since when did law and order become an election issue here? We just need this news to remind people that I am the Chief Minister and I was the one who donated all those laptops with the screensaver of Neta Ji.”
Meanwhile, serious discussions were taking place across news channels to decide the issue on which Akhilesh can be criticised. “We are thinking about blaming him for a cycle theft in Ghaziabad. His party symbol will also get promoted”, said a senior editor at a news channel.