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Ex-UP CM Akhliesh Yadav alleges casteism in policemen’s transfers and suspension

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Those leaving SP must give no excuse: Akhilesh Yadav
Source: Indian Express

Terming suspension of police officers as blatant discrimination, Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said that only policemen of one particular caste Yadav are being suspended and transferred.

“Only policemen of one particular caste are being suspended and transferred, everybody knows. But will you report that?” asked Akhilesh.

Interestingly, Akhilesh’s comments about discrimination against policemen of one particular caste came almost minutes after an IPS officer in Lucknow was suspended.

While the given reason for his suspension was indiscipline, the move raised eyebrows because Himanshu Kumar, the officer, alleged the same as Akhilesh did – discrimination against the Yadav community.

Such actions, barely a week since the Adityanath government took office in UP don’t bode well for the state, Akhilesh said, as he bunged in another dig at the new BJP CM.

“The chief minister (Adityanath) told me he’s ahead of me in age – by a year. I say ‘he’s behind me by a lot when it comes to work done…so what if he’s a little older than me.”

“I don’t have any problem with shuddhikaran (purification) of the CM house. I just hope they look after the peacocks that had flown in there,” Akhilesh said addressing the media ahead of a national executive meet of his Samajwadi Party.

Taking dig at Adityanath’s coterie – on day one of the administration a minister and several police officials were caught on camera helping sweep offices.

“Mujhe nahi pata tha ki adhikaari itna acha jhaadu lagate hain. Agar humey jaankari hoti toh jhaadu bahut lagwaya jaata unsey,” Akhilesh said. (“I didn’t realize officials are so good at sweeping. If I’d known that, I’d have given them a ton of sweeping to do.”)