Was Promised Ram Raj, Got Goonda Raj: Rahul on UP Journo’s Murder

Vikram Joshi was shot at by a group of men in front of his daughters near Ghaziabad on 20 July night.

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Vikram Joshi was shot at by a group of men in front of his daughters near Ghaziabad on 20 July night.

After a journalist, who was shot at in front of his daughters in Ghaziabad, succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday, 22 July, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi slammed the Uttar Pradesh government saying, “We were promised Ram Raj, but we got Goonda Raj”.

Journalist Vikram Joshi was travelling on a motorcycle with his daughters when the men assaulted him and opened fire.

The police suspect that the attack on Joshi could be because he had recently complained against a group of men who were harassing his niece.

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi too took to Twitter to say that the "'jungle raj' in UP has increased so much that the common people are afraid of miscreants even after lodging their complaints."

"The BJP government, like previous governments, is a failure on the issue of crime," she added.

Condemning the incident, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said it raises a lot of questions on the law and order situation, as he called for strict punishment for the perpetrators of the crime.

BSP chief Mayawati also attacked the law and order situation in the state saying, “Crime virus dominates coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh”.

A total of nine people have been arrested in connection with the matter, while efforts to nab another accused are underway, reported ANI.

Meanwhile, condemning the attack on the journalist, media bodies have demanded a judicial probe into the incident as well as other incidents of assault on scribes in Uttar Pradesh, reported PTI.

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