The Samajwadi Party on Saturday launched "halla
bol" (attack) against the Governor TV Rajeswar. The party demanding the removal of the governor also threatened the Congress-led UPA government of dire consequence if it dared to dismiss the Mulayam Singh Yadav government.
The chief minister on Saturday deployed senior leaders including the state assembly Speaker Mata Prasad Pandey to run down the governor. The party said the central rule in UP would lead to ermergency in the country.
Leading the attack on the governor the chief minister told party workers in Lucknow on Saturday that Raj Bhawan would not be able to ensure the victory of Congress in the state.
Yadav said if his government was dismissed the UPA government would not be able to complete its term. Yadav, however, did not rule out the possibility of delay in elections upto May 2007 so that President's rule could be imposed in the state.
He said there was a conspiracy to delay the election on the grounds of high school and intermediate examinations, commencing from March 17 to April 26. He feared that if the new assembly was not constituted by May 14, it could lead to imposition of the central rule.
There were other shrill voices also against the governor for his comments on the rising crime graph in the state. Yadav said Raj Bhawan had hatched a conspiracy against his government and the workers should gear up to give a befitting reply. Yadav recalled that Motilal Vora had come as UP governor to improve the fortunes of the Congress but had failed miserably.
The assembly speaker Pandey, who is not supposed to attend the party's political rally, also targeted the governor for his statement on the police function at the annual police parade. Pandey said it was strange that people holding a constitutional position had been violating dignity. He said it was necessary to rebut the charges.
Senior vice president Janeshwar Mishra dubbing Rajeswar as "Congress agent" announced to take the battle to Delhi. He even indicated of holding a rally against the governor in Delhi. Mishra dared the Congress to face the SP directly and not through the Raj Bhawan. Mishra said Yadav's dismissal would lead to such a situation that emergency would be imposed in the country.
Party leaders Mohan Singh and Ram Gopal Yadav reeled out national crime bureau data to claim that the crime situation was far better than any other state.
Initiating attack on the governor, Mohan Singh said the constitutional post of governor was created as "a watchdog" but the Congress had turned the governor into "biting dog".
He said the governor, "dishonouring the post", had made the Raj Bhawan a "police reporting chowki". Ramgopal Yadav said the governor had not been properly fulfilling his duties. Demanding the dismissal Yadav said "governor had been behaving like chief minister".
SP general secretary Amar Singh, referring to Mohan Singh's observation that the governor had been working as leader of opposition, said even "leader of Opposition could not stoop so low". Singh said the governor was the incarnation of Hitler's Gobbles.
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