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Centre meting step-motherly treatment to UP: Mulayam

Written by: Staff

Lucknow, Aug 24 (UNI) Demanding Uttaranchal like facility for Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav today alleged the centre was meting out step-motherly treatment to UP.

''If only the centre co-operates, UP would be the top industrial state in the country within two years,'' Mr Yadav asserted.

He admitted due to certain monetary facilities extended to Uttaranchal by the centre which had resulted in the flight of some investment, initially proposed for western region of UP bordering the hill state.

''It is a central conspiracy against UP after assuring that every state would be treated equally, while the union finance ministry has exclusively extended special tax benefits to Uttaranchal for three yrs recently,'' the Samajwadi Party supremo said.

Hw said the law and order situation was under control and it was wrong to say that the flight of investment from the state could be attributed to it.

Raising the matter through an adjournment motion, Congress legislature party leader Pramod Tiwari alleged all investment was going to Uttaranchal due to poor law and order, power crisis and corruption in UP.

In another issue, BSP member Sukhdev Rajbhar claimed there was shortage of doctors in primary health care throughout UP, while Congress' Jagdambika Pal demanded defunct spinning mills be revived.

Dr Radha Mohan Das Agarwal raised the issue of the attack on mediapersons in his assembly constituency of Gorakhpur.


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