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By-poll prestigious: CM

CHIEF MINISTER Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday termed the Kauriram by-election as a prestigious one for his government. The CM was addressing a public meeting at Sinduri Binduri locality in support of SP candidate Rambhual Nishad. Yadav said though he was ill and doctors had advised him not to travel, he had come here in view of the significance of this by-election. He called upon people to ensure the victory of the party candidate, which would open the floodgates of development for the region.
None | By HT Correspondent, Gorakhpur
PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2006 12:30 AM IST

Mulayam dangles development carrot

CHIEF MINISTER Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday termed the Kauriram by-election as a prestigious one for his government.

The CM was addressing a public meeting at Sinduri Binduri locality in support of SP candidate Rambhual Nishad.

Yadav said though he was ill and doctors had advised him not to travel, he had come here in view of the significance of this by-election.

He called upon people to ensure the victory of the party candidate, which would open the floodgates of development for the region.

He said due to the election code of conduct, he could not make any announcement at this juncture. But, he said, he would provide funds in April for development of the Kauriram assembly segment.

The chief minister rejected the possibility of the resignation of his government.
He called upon Samajwadi Party workers to be ready to face emerging challenges. He asserted the government would complete its tenure, as it enjoyed popular support.

Launching a blistering attack on the Congress, Mulayam Singh said a conspiracy was hatched by it to defame and destabilise his government. Singh claimed that his government had taken positive and concrete steps for development of UP and invited industrialists and other groups to invest in the State. But, Congress created hurdles by getting raids conducted on industrialists, he said. He said the Congress had triggered the controversy on the office of profit issue.

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