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SP plays development card to woo Noida voters

Taking the election pitch to its zenith, Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav used development and efficient policing as his trump cards to lure voters while addressing a rally at Sector 121 ground in Noida on Saturday.

india Updated: Feb 26, 2012 00:12 IST
Vinod Rajput

Taking the election pitch to its zenith, Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav used development and efficient policing as his trump cards to lure voters while addressing a rally at Sector 121 ground in Noida on Saturday.

“We will install CCTV cameras on each pole of Noida and equip police force with latest technology besides training them to deliver better law and order, which has been derailed across the state due to the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP),” said Yadav. He stressed that people of Uttar Pradesh are looking for change and Samajwadi Party is the only option.

“BSP has looted Noida to fill its coffers. Mayawati is the only chief minister in the world to put up her statutes while alive. Development and better governance will be the core agenda of my party and believe me, we will form the government,” said the state party president.

In a bid to attract Muslim votes, Yadav assured implementation of the Sachar Committee and Rangnath Mishra report to uplift the minority community.

“All madrasas will be aided and strengthened. School students work in Urdu and Hindi with laptops given by our party.”

Regarding property ownership rights in Noida, Yadav promised to convert leasehold to freehold. Lashing out at BSP and Congress in his five-minute speech, the leader said, “Mayawati has only erected her and elephant statutes all across the state and Noida. A city that should have been the epicentre of development with flyovers and underpasses is today a city of statutes.”

He added, “A corruption-free SP government will set up industry in Noida to provide employment opportunity to young folks. Until each youth gets employment, we will give them wages.” Star power reigned supreme as actresses Nagma, Jaya Prada campaigned for different parties.

Meanwhile, in its public awakening programme in Greater Noida, Team Anna slammed political parties.

“We should have no illusions about any change happening after the elections. The final outcome will be that the public would be defeated. Now, the fight initiated to bring the Jan Lokpal Bill has been widened to change the entire system,” said Arvind Kejriwal. Team Anna also appealed people to use Form 17A to reject the candidate if they found him/her unworthy.