Amar strengthened party: Mulayam
Assailing SP MP from Agra Raj Babbar, Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday cautioned the party workers against the activities of such leaders. Addressing a rally in Mainpuri, the chief minister, while lauding the services of SP general secretary Amar Singh, said some leaders had been trying to harm the party. Without mentioning Raj Babbar?s name , the chief minister said party workers should be on guard against the activities of these people.Updated: Feb 06, 2006 01:09 IST
Assailing SP MP from Agra Raj Babbar, Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday cautioned the party workers against the activities of such leaders. Addressing a rally in Mainpuri, the chief minister, while lauding the services of SP general secretary Amar Singh, said some leaders had been trying to harm the party. Without mentioning Raj Babbar’s name , the chief minister said party workers should be on guard against the activities of these people.
Yadav said Amar Singh had played a vital role in strengthening the party. He said the Congress, the BJP and the BSP had been trying to send him to jail.
Referring to the phone tapping issue, the chief minister said Amar Singh had complained nearly one and a half years ago and again he had exposed the whole gameplan of the Congress. He said even before the Congress-led UPA government could destroy the evidence, Amar Singh succeeded in getting proof. Yadav said only criminals’ phones were tapped was done and there was a procedure for this. He also flayed the Centre for not helping the STF in investigation of phone tapping.
Calling upon the party workers to start preparations for the assembly elections, the chief minister said the next poll would be held in the existing assembly constituencies. He said the ongoing delimitation would not affect the election and called upon the party workers to extend full support to the party’s nominees. Yadav said the BJP’s nyay yatra had failed to attract the people as there was no mobilization of public support. He said the BJP was badly humiliated in the zila panchayat elections.
About the massive misuse of MLAs’ area development fund, the chief minister said if the chief development officers (CDO) were alert, the menace could be controlled. He said the district magistrates should properly monitor the utilisation of MPs’ fund. Yadav said the previous governments had given protection to dacoits but during his regime, 400 dacoits had been eliminated.
Earlier, the chief minister laid the foundation of developmental projects worth Rs 78.20 crore in the district. Meanwhile, in order to give impetus to the party’s frontal organisations- Yuvjan Sabha, Lohia Vahini, Youth Brigade and Chhatra Sabha- the party has summoned a meeting here on February 12. The chief minister will address the conference.
Mulayam also declared that by March 31 all villages in the district will have roads and bridges. He said the thrust was to ensure free and better medical care to the cross-section of the society, electricity in rural/ urban areas, pucca roads, lanes and by-lanes in rural and urban areas, better education and sanitation to all.
The chief minister distributed cheques of Rs. 20,000 each to 1600 girl students under the Kanya Vidya Dhan Yojna and declared that Rs 300 crore were released by the government to promote girls’ education.
The chief minister declared that Mainpuri will soon get a sugar mill to create employment avenues in the region and said it will help speedy economic development of the entire area. The chief minister accused the Central government of creating hurdles in the development of UP.
Even though the State was facing acute power shortage, the Central government had stopped gas supply to the power project at Dadri so that it may not be completed. He said UP will get power even if it had to purchase it at higher cost.
First Published: Feb 06, 2006 01:09 IST