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Tandon pulls up govt in House

LEADER OF the Opposition in the Vidhan Sabha Lalji Tandon on Tuesday flayed the Government for its failure on all fronts. He expressed serious concern over growing power and water scarcity, closure and shifting of industries, the ongoing tug-of-war between the Raj Bhavan and the Government, deteriorating law and order situation, exploitation of farmers. He also spoke about the complete collapse of the public distribution system in the State.

india Updated: May 17, 2006 01:32 IST

LEADER OF the Opposition in the Vidhan Sabha Lalji Tandon on Tuesday flayed the Government for its failure on all fronts. He expressed serious concern over growing power and water scarcity, closure and shifting of industries, the ongoing tug-of-war between the Raj Bhavan and the Government, deteriorating law and order situation, exploitation of farmers. He also spoke about the complete collapse of the public distribution system in the State.

Moving amendment to the motion of thanks to the Governor’s address in the Vidhan Sabha, Tandon said that it was unprecedented that a Cabinet Minister staged dharna in Rampur protesting against the Governor’s visit while his men showed black flags and others even burnt the effigy of the Governor while the CM maintained a studied silence.

Under those circumstance, he observed, there was no meaning of the Governor addressing the join sitting of the two Houses and that was the reason why the BJP had urged the Governor not to address.

Reminding the CM of his gender budgeting, Tandon regretted that there was no woman minister in the Government and alleged that the bureaucracy, particularly the police, had gone out of control as an SSP was being beaten by his subordinates and a sub-inspector suspended by the DGP getting plum posting the very next day through his political connections. The rioters killed in the police firing get compensation of Rs 5 lakh while the innocents killed in Meerut got Rs 2 lakh under the unique appeasement policy of the Government, Tandon rued. He said it had been established that Mukhtar Ansari was behind the killing of the Krishnanand Rai but he was still enjoying the Govt patronage.

Urging the CM to cancel licencences issued to private firms for wheat purchase, seize their godowns and impose a ban on movement of wheat out of the state, he said that strict measures were needed to ensure regular supply of food grains to the poor through the PDS. He also demanded a ban on on-line trading of wheat and other items under ‘vada’ as it was one of the causes of steep price rise of essential commodities. Over 65,000 workers had been rendered jobless following the closure of 46 major industrial units while no new units were coming, he informed .

First Published: May 17, 2006 01:32 IST