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Mulayam flays Centre?s foreign policy

CHIEF MINISTER Mulayam Singh Yadav today flayed the Central Government for its utter failure on the foreign policy front and regretted that relations with almost all neighbouring countries were not cordial and the country was under pressure from the USA.

india Updated: Feb 11, 2006 01:09 IST

CHIEF MINISTER Mulayam Singh Yadav today flayed the Central Government for its utter failure on the foreign policy front and regretted that relations with almost all neighbouring countries were not cordial and the country was under pressure from the USA.

Addressing a public meeting in Badaun on Friday, the Chief Minister expressed apprehension that voting against Iran might to lead to serious oil crisis in the country and the decision could further annoy some Muslim countries, which were otherwise good friends of India. He accused the Centre of creating hurdles in setting up the world’s biggest power project by Reliance in Dadri but the State Government was committed to overcome the crisis and the power station would be completed on time, despite problems created by the Congress-led Central Government.

He alleged that the Planning Commission was working in a partisan manner in sanctioning funds for 13 backward districts of the State, while the State Government was making efforts to provide best facilities to the people.

Yadav vehemently denied that there was division or infighting within the Samajwadi Party and said that vested interests were doing everything possible to dislodge his Government through undemocratic means.

The Chief Minister today sanctioned a sum of Rs 287 crores for 24 development projects of Badaun district. He also dedicated 29 projects worth Rs 10.97 crore and laid the foundation stones of 157 projects worth Rs 129 crores and distributed cheques of Rs 20,000 each to 79 girl students under the Kanya Vidya Dhan Yojna.

He made these announcements while addressing a public meeting in Badaun on Friday and said that a hospital with the latest facilities would soon be set up at the Badaun district headquarters for which the money would be released by March end.

First Published: Feb 11, 2006 01:09 IST