Lucknow, May 13: On the completion of three years of governance, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati accused the Congress-led UPA government of discriminating against the state.
The Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) supremo said that the Centre's step-motherly attitude towards the state has led to many development projects either failing or getting delayed.
"Congress-led UPA government's attitude towards the state has been discriminatory in every sphere but we made improvement in all areas including law and order.
"Had the Centre provided the state's full share of Rs 17,000 crore timely, the results of these programmes would have been better," the CM said.
She also attacked the government for turning down the state government's demand for a special development package of Rs 80,000 crore.
Besides terming the government's attitude towards UP as a conspiracy against the BSP-led government in the state, the Chief Minister also said that the government should take care of the expenses of the schemes launched by it under the central and concurrent list.
"The Centre makes schemes after Gandhi and Nehru and forces them on the states," said Mayawati, who has been pressurising the government to bear the expenditure of implementation of the Right to Education Act.