CHIEF MINISTER Mulayam Singh Yadav today said that his government was committed to the welfare of traders, farmers and minority community. He said the contribution of these communities in the development of the country had been laudable.
The chief minister while unveiling the statue of Maharaja Agrasen here said that historians had not been fair to these communities. They had done injustice with the Agarwal community as they had completely ignored the contribution of Maharaja Agrasen to the country. Yadav said the Samajwadi party had always honoured traders, farmers and Muslims and given them adequate political representation. He pointed out that trading community leaders Banwari Lal Kanchal and Mahendra Mohan had been elected to the Rajya Sabha.
The chief minister called upon historians to include the work of Maharaja Agrasen in the History books. Yadav said that the government had declared holiday on Agrasen Jayanti not for votes but to create awareness about Maharaja Agrasen.
Assuring full security to trading community, the chief minister said criminals would be dealt with firmly.
Banwari Lal Kanchal, Mahendra Mohan, Ram Narain Sahu (all MPs), Manager of City Montessori School Jagdish Gandhi, state president of the Samajwadi Party women’s wing Madhu Gupta, divisional commissioner RK Mittal and municipal commissioner Ram Bodh Maurya were present on the occasion. Kanchal assured cooperation of Agarwal community in the coming elections. He also presented a statue of Radha Krishna, golden crown and sword to the chief minister.