During the last tenure of Yogi's rule, when the Government was wiping out Mafia, an interview from a retired Director General of Police of UP flashed in the media. He startled the country by saying that on being forced by the Court order, the previous government before BJP had to send a mafia-don to jail every evening and a topmost bureaucrat used to go there to play badminton with him.
On the other side, Yogi Government is now just elected back to power, and the police took no time in sending its message that nothing is going to change for the law-breakers by firing a bullet and hitting the leg of an alleged rapist in the encounter. The result of this incident led to a notorious criminal of Shahjapur, who once made his debut in the world of crime through a deadly attack upon none other than police convoy, is now reported to be pleading to police administration that if a further mistake is made in the future by him, he should be encountered. Petty to most hardened criminals have either begun to surrender in the local police station or are on the run hiding themselves to save their lives.
Now imagine what would have been the picture if, in the words of Modi, 'Parivarvadi' would have come elected. Right in the middle of the election campaign, one of Akhilesh's MLA candidates cried that on coming to power, let Government officers be not transferred for the next six months so that old scores could be settled with them. At the time of the last Bihar Vidhan-Sabha elections, when no sooner had the exit poll showed the RJD coming to power, its supporters went so uncontrolled by unleashing terror and violence that even Tejasvi Yadav had to descend to appeal to them to maintain calm.
Mamta Banerji, who always talks of democracy, secularism and leads sympathy for intruding Rohingya, is no different when the people brought her back to power last year. Who could forget how her supporters went rabid in unleashing the violence that. Going through only one instance would be enough to know the gravity of the situation. The incident was related to the Falta police station of district 24 Pargana, which is not far from the Bangladesh border. Visiting to take stock of the situation of this riot-torn area, the social- worker and BJP candidate, Devdutt Maji, came across a woman named Manju Pramanik. Narrating her ordeal, she said her husband, Sukanta Pramanik, was BJP's mandal president and police had lifted him from the house and threw him into the lock-up only because he stood up in defence against the Yuva Trimool post holder, Jahangir Khan, and his henchmen who attacked their locality and indulged in looting and ransacking everything coming in their way. And by stocking fear in him by adopting torture tactics in the lock-up, he was then pressurised to settle his old pending issues with Jahangir Khan. The incident of Falta was not isolated. Fearing for their lives, many had to take shelter in Assam, Orissa and adjoining safer places. Only one way left was left for them to pay the 'cost' in return to be allowed to come back. And that cost had many forms, such as― paying money, unilateral resolving of the old disputes related to wealth and such others, and so much so that fulfilling the unethical demands.