BJP flays Akhilesh government over ‘poor healthcare system’

New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Alleging that Uttar Pradesh’s ruling Samajwadi Party is only concerned with “amassing wealth”, the BJP on Wednesday demanded answers from the Akhilesh Yadav government over “complete lack of healthcare system” in the state.

“The Samajwadi Party (SP) came to power in the state making many a promise, but it has only indulged in making wealth for itself and totally neglected the health of the people,” BJP’s national secretary Shrikant Sharma told the media here.

“People are dying of dengue, malaria and chikungunya because of the complete lack of healthcare system in the state. There are neither enough primary health centres nor doctors,” the BJP leader said.

Sharma also cited Tuesday’s observation of the Allahabad High Court, wherein it asked the Uttar Pradesh government why imposition of President’s Rule cannot be recommended in the state for its failure to contain the dengue menace.

“It’s not the BJP which is saying, rather it is the high court which has pointed to the Akhilesh Yadav government’s complete failure on the healthcare front. We, therefore, demand answers from the Chief Minister to explain this complete lack of healthcare system in the state,” said Sharma.

He also accused the Samajwadi Party and the Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) of a nexus with criminals and the mafia, and asserted that if the BJP comes to power in the state, it will probe all scams under the previous regimes.

“Be it the SP or the BSP, they come to power because of their nexus with criminals and the mafia. That is why they never act against them. If the BJP comes to power, we will first act against them.

“We will also probe all scams under the SP and the BSP regimes and whoever is found guilty will be punished,” added Sharma.