The white powder found in the UP assembly on July 12 was explosive. When the team of anti-mining and dog squads were checking inside the assembly, during that time they got white powder. This powder was sent for forensic examination. It is found in the investigation that this powder is plastic explosive PTEN, but it works only with detonators, does not explode separately. The explosive was placed at the place where leaders of all parties sit. Weighing around 60 gm, the packet was reportedly found under the seat of Samajwadi Party MLA Manoj Pandey. After this CM Yogi Adityanath had convened a high-level meeting.
Discovering explosive inside ongoing session in assembly is quite worrisome and it is a part of dangerous conspiracy. The question that remains unanswered is that how is it possible for someone to plant an explosive inside the assembly, because entries in the UP Assembly have to go through multi-level security cycles. Not only that, only the legislators, ministers and cleaning workers are allowed to go to the assembly. Congress leader Akhilesh Pratap Singh said that, it reflects the true condition of security in the state, when these people can’t secure the assembly, how will they protect the public?
UP government Minister, Siddharthnath Singh said that, “the security personnel are doing their job, nobody has to worry about it. Terrorists are busy spreading their arms all over the India, but there will be no place in UP.” Samajwadi Party leader, Rajendra Chaudhary said that, “this is a very dangerous situation; there is a need for intensive investigation.” He also raised the question on the security of the state and that, “if this is the situation in the assembly, then you can guess the security of the rest of the UP.”
As soon as CM Yogi Adityanath came to power, he assured the public that he would correct the security arrangements of the UP, but now the meeting of the explosive in the Assembly itself raises many questions on the promises made by him. When the assembly of the UP is not safe, then what will happen to the state?