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These polls will be my toughest: CM

CHIEF MINISTER Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday said the next assembly elections would be the toughest one of his political life. He, however, refrained from announcing when he planned to hold the elections.

india Updated: Jun 13, 2006 01:10 IST

CHIEF MINISTER Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday said the next assembly elections would be the toughest one of his political life. He, however, refrained from announcing when he planned to hold the elections.

The Chief Minister, who is in the eye of the storm over the assets issue, accused the Central Goverment of hatching one conspiracy after another to harass his government and implicate him in legal cases.

He criticised the Income Tax notice to Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan and smelt a rat in the entire affair.

He was addressing a gathering at Ojhari town in the district. Using the occasion to open the purse strings, Yadav announced Rs 86 crore for various developmental programmes in Amroha.

He became emotional during his hour-long speech and tried to project himself as ‘Vikas Purush’ in his former Lok Sabha constituency Sambhal. He told the people that pucca roads and schools in their area were courtesy “Mulayam Singh Yadav”.

Rajya Sabha member and party’s youth wing leader Kamal Akhtar said the area was one of the most backward earlier. But, after Mulayam Singh Yadav chose Sambhal as his Lok Sabha constituency, massive developmental activity was initiated in the area.

Former minister and Amroha MLA Mehboob Ali succeeded in getting the chief minister’s nod for majority of his demands. The CM promised more if needed.

Yadav also criticised Raj Babbar’s Jan Morcha and newly formed PDF led by Shahi Imam Ahmed Bukhari and warned the people against their designs. He focused his speech on people friendly policies of his government.

Earlier, he visited a marriage party of the daughter of his old friend Harpal Yadav in Amroha town and talked to his party leaders there.