THE OCCASION was signing of the agreement with three major power companies. But both Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav and UP Development Council chairman Amar Singh did not miss the opportunity to hit out at the Congress-led UPA Government.
Mulayam Singh Yadav said that in the winter session of Parliament the Samajwadi Party would raise the issue of the conspiracy hatched by the Central Government to destabilise the SP government.
Yadav alleged that the Central Government was setting up power stations in other states from its own resources but was neglecting Uttar Pradesh.
He said all types of hurdles were being created by the Central Government in the ambitious Dadri Project. Confusion was being created in the mind of the businessman who wished to invest in UP. But the signing of the agreement with three major companies had removed all doubts of the investors, he said.
The Central government had directed leaders of some political parties to camp in Uttar Pradesh and organise movements against the SP government. The aim of these leaders was to ensure the defeat of the SP in the Vidhan Sabha election, he said.
“We are attacking the Central government not for power but on the issue of economic development and social change”, he said.
Amar Singh alleged that the Central government was indulging in ‘gas politics’. “The Central government should stop meting out step-motherly treatment to Uttar Pradesh. If the UPA government gives green signal for the supply of gas to UP then Dadri project would become functional”, he said.
“If the Central government continues with negative attitude toward UP we would not allow the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha to run during the winter session”, he said.
“The court had directed the Central government to ensure that gas was supplied to Uttar Pradesh”, he said adding that even when Mukesh Ambani was ready to supply gas to Dadri, the Union Government should not put any hurdle in the start of the power project.
Continuing his attack on the Central government Amar Singh said Congress leaders while talking about UP used to say “andher nagari, chaupat raja”. But with the start of the three power projects Uttar Pradesh would be illuminated with lights. All including the Congress, BJP and the BSP supporters would get the benefit of the light, he said. He recounted the measures taken by the state government for the welfare of the farmers and poor.