Cong launches agitation against Mulayam govt
Lucknow, July 5 (UNI) Coining a slogan of 'Remove Mulayam', the Congress today launched its three-month long agitational programme against the ''misrule'' of the Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh.
State Party chief Salman Khurshid and Congress legislature party leader Pramod Tiwari led the activists who staged a sit-in dharna at Patel Chowk here, decrying the law and order, power, drinking water and other problems.
The agitation, which is being held at the district level throughout Uttar Pradesh, will continue for the next three months.
''It is our duty to fight for the poeple's cause as the law and order has deteriorated to its lowest level,'' Mr Khurshid said addressing the gathering.
He urged the people to teach ''the insensitive and corrupt'' Mulayam Singh government a lesson in the coming assembly polls. The Congress would certainly provide an alternative in the elections,'' he added He alleged there was a nexus between the Samajwadi Party and BJP in the state. '' The Congress is playing a role of an active opposition in the state,'' Mr Khurshid added.
Mr Tiwari criticised the state government for playing a ''prank'' with the people through the unemployment allowances.
''It is a drama being played by the SP regime to win the Assembly polls,'' he said.
Mr Tiwari also questioned whether Rs 500 per month for a youth was enough for his livelihood.
Later, a Congress delegation submitted a memorandum to governor T V Rajeswar alleging dismal law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh and other problems faced by the people.
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