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BJP to shun function to honour ex-MLAs

india Updated: Aug 30, 2006 01:06 IST

THE BJP has decided to boycott the function to honour the former MLAs, scheduled for Wednesday.

The party also dubbed the decision to honour the MLAs as a gimmick of the Mulayam-led government in the election year. State BJP chief Keshari Nath Tripathi said that the party would boycott the function. He also said that Vidhan Sabha Speaker Mata Prasad Pandey was organising the programme at the behest of Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav.

The BJP plea was that there was no respect for former or sitting legislators of the opposition during the SP rule. They were being humiliated, arrested, lathicharged and implicated in false criminal cases. In fact, the police and other administrative officers were dancing to the tune of the SP.

Tripathi  said that he had issued directives to the party district units to tell all present and former legislators not to come to the State Capital to attend the function.

Tripathi further said that the three-year SP rule had been best suited to ‘mafia, terrorists and corrupt officials’ besides strengthening Muslim vote bank. He said that a few industrialists were enjoying all facilities and concessions though no industry had come up in the State.

The much-hyped Dadri Power Project was the biggest fraud played on the people by the Mulayam-led government, he said. Over 25000 acres of prime land was gifted to the Ambanis for a song, and the farmers got a meagre amount as compensation, he added.

BJP leaders discussed the names of possible party nominees for the coming Vidhan Sabha elections.