CM back to Cong-bashing
CHIEF MINISTER Mulayam Singh Yadav launched a scathing attack on Congress chief Sonia Gandhi here on Friday. Speaking at a function organised to distribute unemployment allowance, he said, ?Main Mulayam Hoon, Kathor Bola to Malkin Bilbila Jayegi (I am soft if I use harsh language, she will lose her temper).?Updated: Sep 23, 2006 01:20 IST
CHIEF MINISTER Mulayam Singh Yadav launched a scathing attack on Congress chief Sonia Gandhi here on Friday.
Speaking at a function organised to distribute unemployment allowance, he said, “Main Mulayam Hoon, Kathor Bola to Malkin Bilbila Jayegi (I am soft if I use harsh language, she will lose her temper).”
Superstar Amitabh Bachchan was also present at the function.
Yadav also exhorted the people to give a befitting reply to the misinformation campaign launched against him by the Congress.
Looking disturbed about the allegations levelled against him by Sonia in Bareilly, Yadav used the platform to give point-wise clarification of the same. He asked the Congress leaders to refrain from making false and baseless charges against him and his government.
In his 40-minute speech, the Chief Minister informed the people about the achievements of his government.
He said instead of focusing on the programme of the Union Government for uplift of the weaker section of the society and the minorities, Congress president chose to attack the State Government. He even said that Congress ministers and workers were involved in corruptions.
He also tried to woo the minorities by raising the issue of Pope’s remarks against Islam and Muslims.
He wanted to know why did the Congress leaders maintain mysterious silence over such issues? He also condemned the Congress government for torturing members of a particular community during investigation in connection with terrorist activities in Mumbai.
Mulayam Singh said the Muslims of the state in Bahraich and other district were targeted by the police.
Continuing his offensive against the Congress, he said the party should apologise for harassment of minorities. He also said Nadwa, Deoband and other institutions produced patriots.
He condemned the Union government for non-cooperation with the State Government.
The Chief Minister said that he had written three letters to the Union government for providing funds to distribute unemployment allowance but on August 23 it refused to provide any funds.
The Chief Minister promised to give employment to the youths if he returned to power.
He also assured that he would raise the unemployment allowance from Rs 500 to Rs 1000.
Focusing on Kanya Vidya Dhan, he expressed his concern over the foeticide. He said that girls were being neglected even by their families.
He distributed the unemployment allowance cheques to 28,003 youths registered with the employment exchange. He also distributed Vidya Dhan cheques to 1005 girls. Besides, wheel chairs were given to the physically challenged.
First Published: Sep 23, 2006 01:20 IST