Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party-Lohia (PSPL) chief Shivpal Yadav on Sunday said that corruption had increased in Uttar Pradesh because Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had no control over the bureaucracy. Also Read - Secularism Biggest Threat to India’s Tradition Getting Recognition on Global Stage: Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath

Speaking to reporters in Lucknow, the former Samajwadi Party leader said: “I agree that Yogi Adityanath is an honest leader. But he lacks control over the state bureaucracy because of which corruption has increased and people are suffering.” Also Read - These 14 UP Cities to be Developed With New Master Plan | Details Here

Shivpal Yadav, who parted ways with the SP to start the PSPL last year, is contesting from the Firozabad Lok Sabha constituency against SP’s Akshay Yadav, the son of his cousin and SP General Secretary Ram Gopal Yadav. Also Read - Flight Services From Ayodhya International Airport Expected to Start Early Next Year

However, his party has not fielded any candidate from Mainpuri against SP patriarch and his elder brother Mulayam Singh Yadav, from Badaun against Dharmendra Yadav, his other nephew and son of brother Abhay Yadav, and from Kannauj against SP President Akhilesh Yadav’s wife Dimple Yadav.