Yogi govt playing ‘jail-jail’ with criminals: PM Modi

Slamming previous governments in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said gangsters and criminals used to play their own games here earlier but the Yogi Adityanath government now plays “jail-jail” with them.

Addressing a public rally after laying the foundation stone of Major Dhyan Chand Sports University in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut, PM Modi said, “During the previous governments, the criminals, mafia were allowed to play their own sport. Earlier there used to be tournaments of illegal occupation.

The people of Meerut and adjoining areas can never forget that their homes used to be burnt. It was because of the sport of the previous governments that the people were compelled to leave their own homes and flee to other places. Now the Yogi government is playing jail-jail with such criminals.”

Taking an apparent dig at Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav, Modi said, “The role of the government should be that of a guardian. Competence should be encouraged. In the event of youths committing a mistake, it should not be ignored by saying ‘boys do make mistakes’.”

“Earlier, there used to be tournaments of illegal land grabbing. People making obscene remarks at daughters used to roam freely,” he said, adding people living in Meerut and adjoining areas can never forget how houses used to be set ablaze.