“Why don’t you ask the PM to take action against the Mayawati government for its acts of omission and commission”? That is expelled SP leader Amar Singh’s question to Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi.
Singh’s was referring to Gandhi’s statement on Wednesday, when he said funds disbursed for the development of the state are not being utilised.
“The PM is like a collector and the CM is like the patwari. If the patwari wavers in his duties, the collector can pull him up”, Singh said at a rally here on Thursday. “It is the bounden duty of elected representatives to ensure that these are suitably spent for the purpose intended”, he said.
Pitching strongly for the creation of the “Poorvanchal” state comprising 27 districts of eastern UP, Singh said he had tried to meet CM Mayawati to discuss the issue, but failed.
Referring to Mayawati’s letter to the Centre supporting the idea of the bifurcation of UP, Singh said that “the CM must make all out and sincere moves to bring this about.
Singh is closer to forming his own political party. At the rally, he announced plans to set up village and district level units of the Lok Manch — a non-political outfit floated by him some months ago. “We are just a step away from being a political party now”, an aide of Singh said.