Mathura: Actress and BJP MP Hema Malini, who is facing flak for sharing pictures of her film shoot as violence erupted in her constituency, today sought to blame the Akhilesh Yadav government for the incident, saying it needs to look into the law and order situation.
The BJP leader stressed that she rushed to Mathura immediately after getting the news of the violence and had cancelled all her film shoots.
“I was shooting for a film so I said it. After that this incident happened. Last night I reached here. I cancelled all my shootings and came here. I will come when my presence is required. I have other work also. I was here for the last 10 days. I just went and the next day this happened,” the actress said trying to downplay her gaffe of tweeting pictures of her film shoot.
The BJP MP blamed the situation in Mathura on the approach of the UP government.
“UP government really needs to look into the law and order situation in which they had given some liberties. In the past two years all this has been happening. I have got to hear so. But, whenever I have come here in the past two years, people have been talking to me only about development. So what I have to do I have been doing,” she told reporters.
Malini said police wanted to remove encroachments but were not getting orders from the state government to do so.
“They wanted to do it but they were not getting orders from the state government to remove this. This is state govt’s issue. Why they are after me? It is very funny. And you ask the people of Mathura. They will tell you what I am doing here. How much work I am doing. I don’t have to prove to you people.
“The people of Mathura will tell you what I am doing here and how much I am doing. Within a year you will be able to see everything because it takes time because nothing was being done in the last two years which I am trying to do my best very genuinely, very seriously.
A total of 24 people, including an SP and SHO, were killed in clashes between police and members of a sect who had encroached on government land in Mathura on Thursday.
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