Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
CO-PRESENTED BY
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
272
nda:
Needmore seats to Win
Needmore seats to Win
upa:
»
2-min read

Adityanath Proposes Bill to Withdraw 20 Thousand 'Politically Motivated' Cases in UP

The reasoning behind such a move is that the government feels that the cases were slapped because of 'political' reasons.

Pranshu Mishra | CNN-News18

Updated:December 21, 2017, 9:07 PM IST
facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp
Adityanath Proposes Bill to Withdraw 20 Thousand 'Politically Motivated' Cases in UP
The reasoning behind such a move is that the government feels that the cases were slapped because of 'political' reasons.
Loading...
Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government is going to withdraw around 20 thousand 'politically-motivated' cases registered against ministers, legislators and others in the state, CM Yogi Adityanath said in the Assembly on Thursday. A law to that effect will be brought in soon.

Sources in the government say the process to collect details about such cases which come under the now defined 'political' category has already begun.

The reasoning behind such a move is that the government feels that the cases were slapped because of 'political' reasons.

The law department has been asked to prepare the list of such cases. As per UP Chief Minister's statement in Vidhan Sabha, the list of such cases is expected to around 20 thousand. As per the legal procedure, it's ultimately on the trial court whether to accept government's plea in a particular case or not.

The announcement came on the day the treasury and the opposition members were engaged in heated arguments over the proposed bill for UP control of organised crime act (UPCOCA).

Though Chief Minister's promise saw positive response in Vidhan Sabha, outside political parties are cautious in their approach on the matter.

Congress's head of state Media cell, Virendra Madan, said: "It needs to be seen what government actually means by political cases. Possibility is that the move can be aimed at also bailing out BJP workers and leaders from cases of serious crime."

The CPI wondered if this was an attempt to help criminal politicians.

CPI(M)'s state secretariat member Prem Nath Rai said: "In Principle we agree that politicians are often targeted with false and unjustified cases. But government needs to come out with clear details on the issue. There should be no attempt to help criminal politicians in the garb of this move."

BJP's state general secretary Vijay Bahadur Pathak urged the opposition to not be narrow in their outlook.

"UP government's decision should be welcomed by opposition parties. There is no need to be suspicious about its move. Chief Minister's statement is a proof that BJP government is committed to strengthening democracy and political discourse," said Pathak.
(Get detailed and live results of each and every seat in the Lok Sabha elections and state Assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim to know which candidate/party is leading or trailing and to know who has won and who has lost and by what margin. Our one-of-its-kind Election Analytics Centre lets you don a psephologist’s hat and turn into an election expert. Know interesting facts and trivia about the elections and see our informative graphics. Elections = News18)
| Edited by: Ananya Chakraborty
Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp
 
 

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
  • 01 d
  • 12 h
  • 38 m
  • 09 s
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results