HC verdict not against my Govt, says Mulayam
SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav accused the UPA Govt of "hatching a conspiracy" to dismiss the state government.india Updated: Mar 04, 2006 19:39 IST
Claiming that the Allahabad High Court verdict on the rebel BSP MLAs was "not against" his government, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Saturday accused the Congress-led UPA government of "hatching a conspiracy" to dismiss the state government.
"The court judgement is not against" his government, Yadav said while addressing a meeting of the newly-elected party block Presidents and Vice-Presidents at the SP headquarters in Lucknow.
"Attempts are being made to create confusion that the court has ruled against the state government," he said claiming that the court had merely asked the Speaker of the Assembly to "reconsider" the whole matter.
He dismissed speculations regarding an early election in the state, saying his government would complete full term.
Yadav alleged that the Centre had "hatched a conspiracy" to dismiss his government but the decision of the court "created obstacles" in its way.
The SP supremo also charged the Centre with "harassing" the industrialists who were making investments in Uttar Pradesh by conducting raids on their companies.
Referring to the book written by former IB official Molay Krishna Dhar, Yadav said "whenever the Congress assumed power I was dubbed as an ISI agent.
"My name has been on the top of the terrorists' hit list ... Now my patriotism is being called into question," he said.
Yadav also alleged that a "conspiracy was hatched to eliminate" him and SP national General Secretary Amar Singh but did not elaborate.
First Published: Mar 04, 2006 19:39 IST