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Bureaucrats CM?s agents

TERMING TOP bureaucrats as agents of Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) State unit president Ramesh Dixit on Tuesday said, ?The government machinery was a functionary of the Samajwadi Party.?

india Updated: Nov 22, 2006 10:33 IST

TERMING TOP bureaucrats as agents of Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) State unit president Ramesh Dixit on Tuesday said, “The government machinery was a functionary of the Samajwadi Party.”

Elaborating, Dixit said, “This was evident in the recently concluded civic poll, when the government resorted to all unfair means to ensure defeat of mayoral candidate from Congress Manzoor Ahmed with the help of the officials, as there was a ‘tacit understanding’ between the BJP and the SP for the forthcoming assembly poll.”

However, Dixit desisted from following other political parties on demanding dismissal of the Government. “Why should we demand the dismissal and create sympathy for the SP, when the fact is that the government is dying its natural death,” he added.

Clearing his party’s stand for the next assembly elections, Dixit said his party would go to poll as one of the main constituents of the Jan Morcha. “We are prepared to field candidates from 35 seats in the forthcoming election,” he claimed.

Dixit said, he along with other like-minded parties would meet the Chief Election Commissioner during his visit to the city on Thursday and demand for neutral observers in assembly polls, apart from asking for a ban on postings and transfers till the elections were held. Dixit also claimed that the NCP and other like-minded parties including the CPI, and CPM would contest elections under one umbrella and added that his party was aiming at winning the 35 seats in the poll.

Meanwhile, at the youth convention of the party at Sahakarita Bhawan here today, Conrad Sangma, the national president of the NCP (youth wing) and son of party general secretary PA Sangama, appointed Anand Tripathi as the State unit chief of the youth wing.  Speaking on the occasion, Sangma said that the youth wing of the party would raise the burning issues like unemployment etc in the coming days. He criticized the state government for giving unemployment allowance instead of providing them job opportunities.