Hitting out at BSP government in Uttar Pradesh over its track record on development and law and order fronts, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday alleged that its "failure" to implement the Central schemes was responsible for the dismal situation in the state.
"The UPA government does not play politics on the issue of development. But in Uttar Pradesh today, the law and order situation is bad. The morale of the officials is down as they are living in the constant fear of being transferred," Singh told an election meeting in Kanpur.
Singh asserted that the country cannot progress without the development of its biggest state. "Realising this, the UPA government at the Centre had hiked UP's development plan allocation from 95 thousand crore rupees to 35 thousand crore rupees in the last five years.
"But what can be worse than the state failing to utilise millions of rupees allocated under the National Rural Health Mission. The scheme to provide electricity connection to rural areas was not fully implemented and the road construction programme also suffered," he claimed.
Singh said 88,000 posts for teachers were lying vacant in the state which has failed to provide basic sanitation facilities even in schools.
Listing the achievements of his government, the prime minister said 35 lakh families had benefited in the state from it national rural employment guarantee scheme.