Cong not real well-wisher of backward class: Mayawati

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Lucknow, Oct 3 (UNI) Accusing the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre for cheating the backward classes, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati today said the increase in annual income limit for creamy layers of the backward classes was insufficient.

''The UPA government has now fixed Rs 4.5 lakh as the limit for creamy layer of the backward classes, which is insufficient and not done keeping in view sky-touching inflation rate,'' Ms Mayawati said here.

Terming the step of the central government a 'political humbug,' the CM said it was done in view of the forthcoming Lok Sabha election.

''Had the UPA been a real well-wisher of the backward classes, it would have thought all this before and not just before the hustings,'' she charged.

Ms Mayawati further mocked at the UPA for worrying about the backward classes on one side and not doing anything to fill the vacant seats in their backlog at its various departments on the other. Besides, the UPA was doing little for them in higher education institutions, especially the technical institutes.

The CM further lambasted the Samajwadi Party (SP) president Mulayam Singh Yadav for supporting UPA these days.

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