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Centre keeping investors from UP

india Updated: Aug 25, 2006 01:32 IST
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CHIEF MINISTER Mulayam Singh Yadav today accused the Centre of creating hurdles in the way of speedy industrialisation of the State and alleged that many industrialists interested in the setting up units here were not doing so due to fear of inviting the wrath of some politicians and the Centre.

Opposing an adjourn notice of Pramod Tiwari (Congress) during the Zero Hour, the Chief Minister, however, admitted that large number of industrial units were migrating to neighbouring Uttaranchal because of huge concessions. He said facilities provided by that State and even goods produced in districts adjacent to the hill State were being transferred to and shown as produced in Uttaranchal to claim concessions.

Many industrialists, the Chief Minister disclosed, were not setting up their units in UP under pressure from certain quarters.

He said the Samajwadi Party had emerged as the strongest political force in UP and therefore all other parties were joining hands to fight it. The CM said all efforts were being made for speedy industrialization of the state and he sought Congress support in this regard.

He reiterated that the law and order situation was best in the State and accused the electronic media of blowing minor or routine crimes cases out of proportion.

Earlier, Pramod Tiwari (Congress) expressed concern that industries were migrating to Uttaranchal and industrialist were making no investment in UP even after signing MoUs and taking various benefits offered by the State Government.

A number of entrepreneurs, Tiwari claimed, told him that they were reluctant to set up industries in UP due to acute power crisis and deteriorating law and order. Tiwari regretted that so far the entrepreneurs had only given ‘proposals’ worth thousands of crores of rupees but the ground reality was that hardly a few hundred crores had actually been invested while the rest was on paper only.      

Monsoon Session

The ongoing Monsoon Session of the Vidhan Sabha may be prolonged.

There are indications that the State Government is no mood to propose its sine die adjournment in the days to come. After holding sittings on August 25, the Vidhan Sabha would meet on August 31.