AS CHIEF Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav gave Rs 500 pension to the MISA and DIR victims of the Emergency, the Congress urged the State Government to provide the Congress leaders, who suffered during the Janata Party rule in 1977, with similar facilities.
Participating in a discussion on the BJP-sponsored adjournment motion demanding MISA pension to some people of Atarauli in Aligarh in the Vidhan Parishad on Thursday, Congress member Ranjit Singh Judeo said the Janata government had also arrested a large number of Congress leaders all over the country including UP.
Judeo said the Congressmen had then suffered untold police brutalities.
He said if the Yadav government was so concerned about victimisation during the Emergency, it should also provide pension for 1977 victims.
Another Congress member Nasib Pathan said the Emergency was imposed to protect the nation.
Pressing for the acceptance of the motion, leader of the Opposition Dr Nepal Singh said some people of Atarauli were not on the list of pension beneficiaries. He urged the government to screen the list and include them.
BJP flays Govt
THE BJP criticised the State Government for handing over farmers’ land to builders. The party said while Dadri land issue was yet to die down, the district administration and Agra municipal commissioner were trying to help a builder near Sikandara.
Raising the issue through an adjournment motion in the Vidhan Parishad on Thursday, Shyam Nandan Singh (BJP) said families in Bahistabad village were being ousted the connivance with the officers. He said approach road to the village had been blocked to pressure the farmers to sell their land to builders.