BSP attacks UPA, says winning power at Centre must for justice to UP

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New Delhi, May 24 (UNI) In a renewed attack on the UPA government at the Centre, the Bahujan Samaj Party today said its attitude towards the development of Uttar Pradesh has been very ''discouraging'', and vowed to win power at the Centre to remove such problems.

The BSP also reiterated its demand for reorganisation of the state into three parts for better administrative results.

Speaking at a seminar on 'Uttar Pradesh:The Road Ahead', high profile BSP General secretary and Chairman of the State Advisory Council Satish Chandra Misra said his party had made the demand for a special package for the development of Purvanchal as well as Bundelkhand as regional disparities posed a great challenge to the state government.

''However, the reponse of the state government has been totally discouraging in this regard. It is for this reason that the BSP is of the view that unless it has political power at the Central level also, such impediments will always come in achieving the desired economic growth not only in UP, but also in other backward areas of the country,'' he said.

Ascribing the backwardness of the state to continous neglect and short-lived coalition governments, he said its revival needed a hefty special economic package from the Centre.

''We cannot expect overnight miracles from the state government unless it is adequately supported by the government of India,'' added Mr Misra.

However, he said the BSP government had chalked out such economic policies which give due weightage to different backward regions of the state, he said.

Talking about the ''social engineering'' that brought power to the partyin the last elections, he said the emergence of the BSP in the state could not be viewed only as a political event.

''It reflects the aspirations, wishes and attitude of different groups of social milieu.....The coming together of upper castes and dalits is a tremendous event not only politically but more so socially, and this is boud to result in socio-economic development of the state,'' said Mr Misra.

He, however, said development of the state was not possible unless it was divided in smaller parts, and reiterated the demand for creating separate states of Poorvanchal and Bundelkhand.

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