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'Cong to agitate against Maya Govt'

The Uttar Pradesh Congress will soon launch a state-wide agitation against Mayawati Government to apprise the people of irregularities in implementation of centrally-sponsored schemes for the poor.

india Updated: Sep 17, 2009 19:26 IST

The Uttar Pradesh Congress will soon launch a state-wide agitation against Mayawati Government to apprise the people of irregularities in implementation of centrally-sponsored schemes for the poor.

Accusing the BSP government of not implementing the schemes properly, Congress leader, in-charge of UP, Digvijay Singh today said the party will expose the irregularities in implementation of the schemes particularly the ambitious rural job guarantee programme NREGA.

The AICC general secretary said the state government did not want to popularise the pro-poor schemes of the Centre.

Referring to arson at the house of UPCC president Rita Bahuguna Joshi in Lucknow, he accused the Mayawati government of "unabashedly using her administrative machinery to harass the Congress leaders and workers" in the state.

"This is simply a design of the Mayawati government to stop the juggernaut of the Congress which turned the apple cart of BSP in the last Lok Sabha elections," Singh said.

He said Congress vote share in the recent by polls has gone up compared to the 2007 Assembly elections and added that his party would capture power in the 2012 Assembly polls in the state.