Lucknow: Congress on Friday said it was "unfortunate" that the Uttar Pradesh government has not fulfilled its electoral promises, especially toning up law and order and power situations.

"It is unfortunate that barring one or two promises that ruling Samajawadi Party had made during elections which helped it get a clear mandate, the state government has not been able to live up to the expectations of the people," UPCC president Nirmal Khatri said.

"Safety of the people should be the top priority which they are not able to ensure," he said claiming that communal tension has increased during SP rule.

"What to talk about development, the state government has not lived up to the expectations of the people even on the law and order and power fronts," he said after a meeting of party legislators.

Among other issues, the meeting discussed ways to improve coordination between the party and its MLAs.

Party MLAs complained that they were not consulted even in implementation of centrally funded schemes, he said.

Some members are understood to have told the meeting that certain central ministers from the state were ignoring MLAs and senior party workers.

To a question on how the party, whose government at the Centre was getting outside support from the SP, would be able to raise its voice against the state government, Khatri said, "it (support) does not mean that Congress will not oppose harassment, if any, of its workers and that of the people."


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