CHANDITALA (HOOGHLY): Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath assured Bengal’s voters on Thursday that BJP would set up UP-like “anti-Romeo squads” in the state if the party was voted to office.
“Women and daughters are not safe in Bengal. Trinamool-backed Romeos make lewd comments when girls go to school. These Romeos get indulgence from the ruling party. The BJP government will create anti-Romeo squads and put each of these Romeos behind bars,” Adityanath said at a BJP rally in Hooghly’s Chanditala.
UP’s anti-Romeo squads had faced severe all-round criticism for meting out “punishment” — making them do sit-ups in public or shaving their heads — till the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad HC directed UP police to follow the rule book. There were frequent allegations of these teams targeting couples in a consensual relationship.
The UP CM, aware of Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s following among women voters, promised several plans targeted at women. “The BJP government will ensure free education for girls from KG to PG. The government will also ensure free travel for women on public transport,” the UP chief minister said.
Mamata would also start chanting “Jai Shri Ram” after the assembly poll results on May 2, Adityanath said.