SP to protest against Maya's '12-months misrule'

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Lucknow, May 11 (UNI) As the ruling Bahujan Samaj Party has completed a year in Uttar Pradesh, the main opposition Samajwadi Party decided to stage demonstrations to confront public with ''flaws'' committed by the Mayawati Government.

UP SP acting president Shivpal Singh today said, ''SP activists will stage demonstrations in all the district headquarters against the misrule and corruption activities committed by the Mayawati-led UP government.'' He further dennounced wrong policies of the government, including VAT, for the skyrocketing prices of essential commodities.

Blaming the BSP government for the dismal state of farmers, Mr Yadav said farmers suffered the most in the BSP regime, especially sugarcane producers, who were living life under penury due to non-payment of heavy dues and closure of sugar mills.

In sufficient power supply was another challenge posing hardship to general public. People were sweating in hot and muggy weather conditions due to long power roastering, whereas, farmers, weavers and other small unit owners suffered loss due to irregular power supply, Mr Yadev said.

People of Uttar Pradesh were even short of potable water in several districts, including drought-hit Bundelkhand region, he said.

Mayawati had failed to maintain law and order in the state as crime rate had shown an upward swing, however criminals and goons were roaming freely in the state, the SP leader alleged.

He charged the government of only engaged in spending crores in parks and monuments in the name of development works. ''She is the only Chief Minister in the Indian history to erect her own statue,'' he added.

''SP is adament to continue its agitation against the corrupt Mayawati Government,'' Mr Yadav maintained.

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