Lucknow: Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday said that had he been in place of the Chief Minister, he would have changed the perception of law and order in the state within 15 days. Mulayam also advised Akhilesh not to hesitate in sending errant officers to jail.
    
"Had I been in place of Akhilesh, I would have ensured change (in perception) on law and order front in 15 days," Mulayam told reporters.
    
"District Magistrates and SPs should be made responsible for law and order and, if needed, action can be initiated against them. Those (officers) who are not listening or not following law should be sent to jail," he said.
    
Akhilesh, who was sitting near Mulayam, was told to listen carefully to what he was saying. Mulayam said, "Under the Constitution, everyone is the same, so why they (officers) could not go to jail?"
    
When asked if Akhilesh was working under pressure, Mulayam said there was no pressure on him. "There is no pressure on Akhilesh. I have not even talked to him for past 15-20 days. I give him advise but never pressurize him...I am not only his father, but party president also," Yadav said.

(Agencies)

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