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CM blames politics for Dadri protest

CHIEF MINISTER Mulayam Singh Yadav termed as politically motivated the protest against acquisition of land in Dadri by Reliance Energy Ltd. He said on Saturday some people were deliberately creating trouble even after farmers had been compensated three times for their land.

india Updated: Jul 16, 2006 01:18 IST

CHIEF MINISTER Mulayam Singh Yadav termed as politically motivated the protest against acquisition of land in Dadri by Reliance Energy Ltd. He said on Saturday some people were deliberately creating trouble even after farmers had been compensated three times for their land.

“The protests are politically motivated. Maharashtra has done it (acquired land), Haryana and West Bengal have done it, but nobody has bothered,” he told reporters here.

The chief minister said those who were protesting in the name of compensation being given to the affected farmers were deliberately creating trouble.

Yadav criticised the Centre for ignoring Uttar Pradesh farmers, claiming that crores of rupees were being given to peasants in Maharashtra, but nothing was offered to their counterparts facing a similar situation in the state.

The Samajwadi Party chief also alleged that the Centre was doing nothing to help the unemployed in the country and said his government was committed to providing either employment, or unemployment allowance to all the educated in the state.

“I wrote a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for implementing some joint programmes between the State and the Centre to help the unemployed, but he said that the Centre had no such scheme or policy,” Yadav claimed.

He promised to increase the monthly allowance for unemployed youths.

Yadav was in Agra to distribute cheques to 20,000 unemployed youths and 12,000 girl students under the ‘Kanya Vidhya Dhan’ scheme.

This was the second such programme after the first one organised in Lucknow on June 16.