UNPA to form next govt at Centre: Mulayam

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Etawah, Feb 18 (UNI) Charging the Centre and the Uttar Pradesh government with promoting 'anti-farmer' policies, United National Progressive Alliance (UNPA) today declared their 'sure-shot' victory in the 2009 Lok Sabha election.

''UNPA will grab at least 60 lok sabha seats in the upcoming election and make it's government at the centre,'' UNPA president Mulayam Singh Yadav said in a kisan rally here.

The main agenda of this rally is to put in fore front the dismal state of farmers and dig out a plan to stop farmers harassement at all fronts, he further said.

The centre and the state governments are adamant to steel farmers agricultural land, they are giving fertile lands to the big industrilists and other market players of the country, he charged.

Denouncing the BSP-led Mayawati government, Mr Yadav said the UP government had made thousands of people jobless and framed his party leaders in fake cases under political vendetta.

Indian National Lok Dal president and Harayana former chief minister Om Prakash Chautala also attacked the UPA government at the Centre, charging them of running an 'anti-farmer' and 'anti-labourer' regime.

Mr Chautala said ''about 60 per cent population is still living below the poverty line and the figure is climbing day by day.

Driven by abject poverty, the poor farmers are commiting suicide.

Still, the centre claims good economic condition in the country,'' he added.

''Upliftment of poors should be the first priority of the government,'' he underlined.

Andhra Pradesh former chief minister and UNPA convener Chandra Babu Naidu also charged the central government of failing on every front.

He said ''commodity prices are on its peak and the government has done nothing to control it. Hike in petrol and diesel prices has added to the woes of the general public, he observed.


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