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The Uttar Pradesh unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has sought the union home ministry’s intervention in the failing law and order situation in the state, a party leader said Monday.

This follows a first-hand probe by the party’s state unit in the recent rape and murder cases in Badaun, Etawah and Azamgarh.

State BJP president Laxmikant Bajpayi said crime against women was on the rise and the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government has failed in containing the slide-down.

He said that since Samajwadi Party activists were involved in most such crimes, police do not act against them.

“The situation is frightening,” Bajpayi said, adding a report will be soon sent to union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

He also asked why did Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav not visit the family of the two sisters who were assaulted, gang raped and murdered in Katra Sadatganj village of Budaun.

Bajpayi said the BJP’s women wing will protest at the official residence of the chief minister Monday.

Meanwhile, political leaders continue to make a beeline to the house of the two victims in Budaun. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, former state chief minister Mayawati, Samajwadi Party MP from Budaun Dharmendra Yadav, and former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar visited the family Sunday.

Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan and his son Chirag Paswan are scheduled to visit the family Monday.

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