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BJP threatens stir over scrapping of deputy-mayoral posts in UP

By Staff
Google Oneindia News

Varanasi, July 28 (UNI) The BJP today threatened to launch a statewide agitation of the Mayawati government went ahead with its decision to abolish the post of deputy mayors and vice chairmans of Nagar Nigams and local bodies in Uttar Pradesh.

''Abolishing the post of deputy mayors and vice chairmans of local bodies proves that the BSP government is working undemocractically,'' BJP state legislature party leader Om Prakash Singh told newspersons here.

''The BJP will not let this undemocratic step take place and take to street across the state, if the UP government goes ahead with its decision,'' he added.

Charging the BSP regime with adopting ''double standards'' in administration, Dr Singh said ''on the one hand, the government is abolishing the post of deputy mayors to save funds, while on the other, it has created three posts of vice chairman in each of 38 state corporations, despite 18 of these corporations functioning under loss.'' He also slammed the BSP government's resolve of providing 10 per cent reservation to economically weaker sections among upper castes. ''If the government goes ahead on this count, it will do so by either slicing the share of reservation of SC/ST/OBCs or else violate the Supreme Court order, which directs that caste-based reservation should in no way exceed 50 per cent.'' The former state BJP president said, ''Her more than two-month-old rule has proved that just like the Mulayam Singh Yadav government, it is also working only for money.'' He also castigated the state government for playing with the sentiments of UP sportspersons by working towards the destruction of the Ambedkar Stadium here.

''Had it not been the proactive judiciary, the government would have bulldozed the stadium which has been nursery of international cricketers.'' UNI ARS ATI KD BD2032

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