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Religion and politics are inseparable: Mulayam

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Bhadohi, UP, July 5 (UNI) Samajwadi Party supremo and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav today asserted that religion and politics were inseparable.

''Politics goes wayward if it moves away from religion,'' Mr Yadav maintained addressing a public meeting here.

He claimed whenever rulers or administators have deviated from religion, they have become wanton and dictators.

''In the past also, religious people have been politicians and served the people within the societal norms,'' the SP chief observed.

Accusing the centre of meting out step-motherly treatment to UP, the CM alleged the UPA regime had opened its coffers for the Congress government in Uttaranchal.

''Special economic packages are being given to Uttaranchal to attract investment, while the SP-led regime in UP is being discriminated against,'' Mr Yadav lamented.

The former defence minister claimed following the partial central policies, industries were migrating from UP.

The CM said UP farmers had sufficient stock of wheat and the centre should procure the produce from the state rather than importing.

''If proper facilities are provided to UP farmers, we will have surplus foodgrain production to mitigate any future need to import,'' he added.

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