No conflict with Guv: CM
PRAISING THE role of the UP Development Council (UPDC) in speedy industrialisation of the state, Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav today denied any differences between him or his government and Governor TV Rajeswar.Updated: May 19, 2006 01:23 IST
PRAISING THE role of the UP Development Council (UPDC) in speedy industrialisation of the state, Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav today denied any differences between him or his government and Governor TV Rajeswar.
Promising 16-hour uninterrupted power supply from September 1, he said, it was because of the efforts of the UPDC that 18 sugar mills were set up in the private sector and investments worth Rs 5,000 cr had already been made in the state.
He said investments worth Rs 2,500 cr were in the pipeline.
Replying to the debate on the motion of thanks to the Governor’s Address in the Vidhan Sabha, Yadav disclosed that he was neither interested in forming the government nor becoming chief minister but did it under the pressure from the Congress, Rashtriya Lok Dal and Jagdambika Pal. “I became chief minister and proved that what a CM can do for a state”, he said.
The CM assured that he would consider the demand for increasing the Vidhyak Nidhi amount from Rs 1 cr to Rs 1.5 cr after reviewing the resources in the next session of the House.
Strongly disputing the Opposition’s allegations of gunda raj, the CM asked whether those sitting in the House and running the ‘raj’ were gundas? Claiming credit for sending an MP and MLA of his own Samajwadi Party to jail in connection with the murder of BSP legislator Raju Pal and Mau riots, the chief minister said the law and order in the state was perfect and he was making all possible efforts to serve every section of the society. On the allegation of criminalisation of politics, the CM said one did not become a gunda merely because some cases were registered against him.
He announced that the unemployment allowance, whih had now been announced for one year, would be extended further if his government came to power again.
The chief minister denied that his ministers were at loggerheads with each other and dubbed the ongoing war of levelling allegations and counter-allegations between the two ministers of his Cabinet as their democratic right and freedom.
“Jab mujhe samasya nahien hai to apko kyoan hai,” he asked.
Replying to the debate on motion of thanks Yadav reiterated that the state was fast becoming ‘Uttam Pradesh’.
First Published: May 19, 2006 01:23 IST