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100 days in office, Maya eyes Delhi

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Wednesday completes 100 days in office, reports Masoodul Hasan.

lucknow Updated: Aug 23, 2007 03:59 IST
Masoodul Hasan
Masoodul Hasan
Hindustan Times

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Wednesday completed 100 days in office, making her intentions clear that Delhi was next on her agenda.

Announcing that a memorial in the name of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) founder Kanshi Ram will be constructed in the state capital, the chief minister said if the party comes in power at the Centre, “Kanshi Ram’s memorial will be installed in Delhi.”

Criticising the opposition for false propaganda about the memorials being constructed at the district level, Mayawati said “the memorial will be in the state capital and not at the district level.”

“Our way of working has always been positive and the

sarvajan hitay and sarvajan sukhay

(benefit of all and interest of all) followed by us has radically changed the political scene,” Mayawati told a gathering in Lucknow.

“The condition of the Ambedkar Udyan had deteriorated during the previous regime and even its walls were demolished. Now, the construction will be done in such a manner that it will last for 1,000 years,” the chief minister added. The state government has already sanctioned Rs 322 crore for the renovation of the park.

Claiming that everything was well on the law and order front, the chief minister felicitated the special task force team that eliminated dreaded dacoit Dadua last month, giving the team members cash rewards, out-of-turn promotions and plots of land.

Mayawati expressed satisfaction with the bureaucracy, adding that the officers should be more vigilant. “I will verify implementation of schemes on the spot and slackness in implementation of projects would not be tolerated,” the chief minister said.

She was presented with a Samurai sword by Director-General of Police Vikram Singh on the occasion.

First Published: Aug 23, 2007 03:55 IST