CM trains guns on opposition
CHIEF MINISTER Mulayam Singh Yadav alleged that reports against his Ministers and party leaders are being highlighted by the media under a conspiracy hatched by the rival political parties.india Updated: Feb 25, 2006 01:35 IST
CHIEF MINISTER Mulayam Singh Yadav alleged that reports against his Ministers and party leaders are being highlighted by the media under a conspiracy hatched by the rival political parties.
Referring to the BSP rebel MLA case which would be taken up for hearing by the Allahabad High Court on February 28, he said before an important decision by the court, a conspiracy was being hatched by the rival parties to topple his government.
“The reports against the Ministers and party leaders being aired on the TV channels are sponsored by the rivals. Amar Singh, Shivpal, Akhilesh, Janeshwar and I — all are being targeted. The opponents have challenged me and I will give them a befitting reply,” Mulayam said.
“I will continue to fight against these forces. My government is working for the uplift of the poor, but the rival political parties are opposed to his effort,” he said.
“I have been even called an ISI agent. But I do not require a certificate of patriotism from any one,” he added.
Addressing Kashyap, Nishad and Bind convention on the Laxman Mela ground, he said his government was like a mother who knows the feeling and sentiments of her children while the BJP and the Congress were like a nurse who believed only in cosmetic work.
Training his gun on the Congress, the Chief Minister said that the party would be isolated in the Indian politics soon as it was trying to finish political tradition.
The party had no base in the state but it was supporting the forces that are trying to destabilise his government, he said.
He said several backward castes, including Nishad, Kashyap and Bind, were put in the Scheduled Caste category by his government, but the BSP leader opposed his decision and called him a liar.
“Those backward castes which have been left will be included in the SC list,” he said. The Chief Minister also said that government’s decision was not against the spirit of the Constitution. “I am in favour of the reservation for the economically weaker section belonging to upper caste,” he said.
Mulayam clarified that he did not aspire for the Prime Minister’s post. “I will continue to work for social awakening. The affection of the people is more valuable than the post of the Prime Minister or Chief Minister,” he said.
First Published: Feb 25, 2006 01:35 IST