Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday assailed the Congress of hatching a conspiracy along with BJP and BSP to pull down his government. He said moves were afoot to create trouble for the state government on Nithari serial killings.
Addressing a public meeting at Fatehpur after distributing unemployment allowance and Kanya Vidya Dhan on Sunday the chief minister dared the UPA government to dismiss his government and see the consequences. Yadav said Congress, BJP and UP Raj Bhawan had conspired against his government. Yadav said communal and capitalist forces had ganged up against his government, which had undertaken various welfare measures for the poor.
The chief minister also targeted the electronic media for "creating confusion" on Nithari killings. Calling upon the people not to believe these news channels, the chief minister said they had been spreading "lies and canard". Yadav said people of "English mentality" were unable to tolerate him and it was reminiscent of Chaudhury Charan Singh era, when these forces had arrayed against him. Yadav said the government had taken stern action against responsible officers in Nithari and measures had been taken to avoid recurrence of such an incident. He said affected people had been provided financial and other facilities.
Expressing concern over the serial killings the chief minister said that there was no other incident on New Year. He said there had been a large number of cases of exploitation of children in Congress-ruled states but there was no mention of it. He said there was a conspiracy to dislodge him from power in the name of law and order.
Flaying the centre for its failure on all fronts, Yadav said the UPA government had also maligned the image of the country at the international forum for its flawed policy. He also criticised the hanging of deposed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. He said all those responsible for the 1984 Sikh riots should also be hanged. Yadav assailed the BSP for taking money in ticket distribution.
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