After the heinous crime of Bulandshahr, two weeks ago, in which the mob lynched the Police Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, around 83 retired bureaucrats have now written an open letter, demanding the resignation of current Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The letter signed includes the names of former secretaries like Shyam Saran, Sujatha Singh and Shiv Shankar Menon (former National Security Advisor), and other reputed names too.
They are straightly calling out for the resignation of the U.P. CM.
In the letter the bureaucrats said, “The mob violence in Bulandshahr, which led to the cold-blooded murder of a police officer marks the most dangerous turn yet in the direction taken by the politics of hate in recent times.”
“In UP, fundamental principles of governance, of constitutional ethics and of humane social conduct stand perverted. The Chief Minister acts as a high priest of the agenda of bigotry. Hooliganism and thuggery have been mainstreamed into governance. The murder of Subodh Kumar Singh was a deliberate attempt to display majoritarian muscle and send a message to the Muslim communities living in the region,” the letter by the bureaucrats told further.
It also said, “Our Prime Minister, who is so voluble in his election campaigns, maintains stony silence…Never before in recent history has the politics of hate, division and exclusion been so dominant and the poisonous ideology which informs it penetrated so deep into the body politic… Never before has hate been directed with such calculated intent against minority communities, hate which is nursed, aided and abetted by those in power…We demand the resignation of the Chief Minister.”
The bureaucrats also mentioned the point of ‘Rule of Law’, reminding the Chief Secretary, the Director General of Police, the Home Secretary and all other members of the higher civil services concerned, to implement it fearlessly in the state.
Shyam Saran, the former foreign secretary, also questioned the PM on the Bulandshahr incident that why he has kept himself silent so far, “Yes, I do not expect the PM to speak on each and every incident but is this like every other incident? Isn’t this instance somewhat different from your run of the wheel incidents that have happened in the past – which by the way also should be taken notice of.”