UTTAR PRADESH Congress Committee president Salman Khurshid today launched a frontal attack on the Samajwadi Party-led Government for what he called the deteriorating law and order situation, victimisation of Congressmen and the decision to honour volunteers of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), who were detained during the Emergency.
Khurshid was addressing a dharna at the Patel Park here. He gave a call to the party’s district units to hold similar dharnas at all the district headquarters to protest against what he called anti-people policies of the Mulayam Government.
On this occasion, the Congressmen also submitted a memorandum to Governor TV Rajeswar through their respective district magistrates. Khurshid said the party had launched a three- month-long agitation programme against the Mulayam Singh Yadav Government to highlight people’s problems and prevailing jungle rule.
By announcing Rs 500 per month for those detained during the Emergency, the chief minister had attempted to win over the RSS, he said. The CM would never be able to win over the Congressmen, who would continue their fight till the present government was dislodged, he added.
The Congress would give a befitting reply to Mulayam Singh Yadav in the Vidhan Sabha polls, he said. “We will also honour those who are fighting against the government.” Khurshid said the Congress had leaders like Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh to take UP back to the development path.Congress Legislature Party leader Pramod Tiwari said by paying an unemployment allowance of Rs 500 per month, the chief minister had betrayed the people. His announcement had hurt the feelings of the majority of the youth, he said, while lauding the UPA Government for launching the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.