Development work marred due to Centre's attitude: Mayawati

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Lucknow, May 13 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati on the first anniversary of her government today accused the Centre of showing a biased attitude towards the state by not sanctioning the financial package of Rs 80,000 crore and also delaying the process of trifurcation.

''Most of the development works in the state, including the financial package of Rs 80,000 crore demanded by the state had been ignored by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the Centre till now,'' Ms Mayawati said addressing a function to mark the occasion here and added that even the proposal for trifurcation of the state for creation of new Poorvanchal, Bundelkhand and Pashimanchal was pending with the Centre.

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief during her over one-hour long speech continuously lambasted the Centre for not cooperating with the state due to which the desired development could not be achieved in the last one year.

Talking about the criticism of the opposition parties against her one year rule, Ms Mayawati said ''these parties are a frustrated lot and were trying to gain sympathy by making wild allegations.'' ''The parties, including the Samajwadi Party (SP), Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are attacking the government just to gather peoples' sympathy,'' she charged.

Referring to the release of a video CD by SP this morning on the police action against their party general secretary Amar Singh, the CM said ''anyone committing crime would not be spared.'' The CM also criticised the Congress for bringing out a booklet of chargesheet against her government.

While, reiterating her commitment for Sarva Samaj, Ms Mayawati said ''all the political parties have ganged up against the BSP since they got bashing in the recently held by-elections in the state.'' ''People have rejected these parties and have supported the works and ideology of the BSP,'' she claimed.

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