Cong issues chargesheet against Maya govt

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Lucknow, May 12 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh Congress today issued a chargesheet against the Mayawati-led UP government on the misrule by the government in the last one year.

State Congress president Rita Bahuguna Joshi, releasing the 16-page chargesheet booklet here announced that the state government had been given time till June 30 to reply to all the charges and if, by then they fail to do so the Congress would launch a ' jail bharo' agitation against the government.

Addressing a press conference, Ms Joshi claimed that only rampant corruption, deterioration of law and order, atrocities against dalits and women, misuse of central funds and doing politics of caste and community were the main achievements of the BSP government.

''The crime rate in the state has increased by 30 per cent in the present regime, while the cities of Noida and Lucknow have turned into crime hubs'', she said adding that of the total atrocities against women over 50 per cent were witnessed in UP during 2007-08.

The party also raised the dalit issue and criticised Mayawati for ignoring the dalits and said crimes against dalits had increased many folds as several ministers were also involved in it.

Claiming that out of the 346 suicides in Bundelkhand region due to drought, 219 were dalits, she said out of the total deaths in the drought hit areas, 50 died due to starvation.

The Congress further charged that the Ganga Expressway project had been started to acquire land for a private company.

Talking about the power-water crisis, she said the government was not concerned about the genuine problems of the people, but only doing politics on the name of caste and creed.

In the chargesheet, the party also raised the issue of registration of fake cases against party leaders in order to prevent them from criticising the government. ''Cases against party president Ms Joshi, MLA Pankaj Mallick and other leaders in the districts shows that they could not tolerate criticism'', the chargesheet said.

The Congress also mentioned several issues, including lapses in NREGA, dismissal of 18,000 policemen, mass scale transfer of officials, controversial land deal in Noida and laxity in nailing criminals and other offenders.


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