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'Mulayam Singh showing signs of nervousness'

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Mar 23: Taking exception to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav's remark against the Election Commission, the Congress today said that the impatience and intemperate remarks by Mr Yadav were growing day by day as the Assembly elections in the State were approaching.

"Seeing the ground slipping from under his(Chief Minster's) feet, Mr Yadav is showing signs of anxiety and fear about the performance of his party in the elections making allegations sometimes against the apex court or the Election Commission," Congress Spokesman Abhishek Singhvi said briefing media persons here.

The Chief Minister, he said, was making "intemperate remarks" against the Election Commission by saying that the Constitutional body was running a parallel Government. Many a time the decisions of the Election Commission were not to one's liking,"but that is no reason to attack the Constitutional body recklessly." "We are not surprised as the Election Commission has taken steps to reverse the thousands of motivated transfers going on for months," Mr Singhvi said, adding the pre-planned transfers may not have yielded the desired result."Mr Yadav is seeing defeat as the writing on the wall." Asked about the progress in the talks towards poll alliance in Uttar Pradesh, he said nothing had materialised so far from the talks, adding the Congress would go it alone in the elections.

Mr Singhvi welcomed the court verdict on Manjunath murder case convicting all the eight accused, saying the prompt and significant decision by the court must be appreciated.

Asked about the recommendations of the Congress delegation on Nandigram violence, Mr Singhvi said, "There have been serious acts of omissions and commissions, huge amount of negligence and recklessness(by WBengal Government)which we condemn."


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