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CM lashes out at UPA Government

CHIEF MINISTER Mulayam Singh Yadav led the Samajwadi Party in launching an attack on the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre. The party had organised a statewide agitation against programmes and policies of the Central Government.

india Updated: Jan 01, 2006 00:44 IST

So does Akhilesh

CHIEF MINISTER Mulayam Singh Yadav led the Samajwadi Party in launching an attack on the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre.

The party had organised a statewide agitation against programmes and policies of the Central Government.

While the chief minister called upon workers in Varanasi to gear up against the Centre, his son Akhilesh Singh Yadav joined a massive demonstration at the busy Hazratganj crossing here.

A large number of workers led by Akhliesh Yadav marched from the party headquarters to protest against the Centre. The chief minister said the Congress had hatched a conspiracy against the state government and the tapping of Amar Singh’s phone was part of this plot. Reports from other districts also indicated that there was a good response to the daylong agitation. Akhilesh Yadav called upon the workers to be ready for a long drawn battle against the Congress. He said the Congress had been trying to defame the SP leaders, but it would not succeed in its gameplan.

He also said Opposition parties, shaken over the “increasing popularity”, of the SP had joined hands. Yadav said the SP was sufficient to counter the joint Opposition drive.

The party said phone tapping was a serious matter and those behind it would be exposed. The party leaders claimed that the State had made rapid progress during the last two years, which had shaken the Opposition. The party asked the workers to highlight the work done by the government.

The chief minister especially targeted AICC chief Sonia Gandhi for attempting to destabilise his government. He said the Congress, which was nowhere in UP, was just enjoying the benefits of the sacrifices by great leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru. He gave a call to the party rank and file to be prepared for a bigger fight.
“Poorvanchal is witness to great struggles and revolutions by our great leaders and today I have decided to start a fight against the people who are bent on defaming the party,” Yadav said.

First Published: Jan 01, 2006 00:44 IST