Ballia, Jan 19 (UNI) Samajwadi Party supremo and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav today criticised those parties demanding bifurcation of the state.
''Exhausted and defeated parties are demanding bifurcation of UP,'' Mr Yadav said at a function in Sehwar area of the district.
Without naming the Congress and the BSP, he said such parties had no agenda for development.
''The bifurcation of the state would bring no benefit,'' he underlined.
While Congress and BSP support the carving out of Bundelkhand as a separate state, Ajit Singh-led Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) want Harit Pradesh in western UP.
The SP Chief alleged that the ambitious multi-crore Ballia-Noida Ganga Expressway Project was aimed at benefiting a select group of big industrialists.
''The fertile land along the course of Ganga is being sold to capitalists at throwaway prices,'' he charged.
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