Mulayam steps up attack on Mayawati government

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Lucknow, Oct 6 (UNI) Launching a scathing attack on the ruling Mayawati-led BSP government in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party (SP) president Mulayam Singh Yadav today said the present government had institutionalised corruption to such an extent that there was a scam in every department.

''Ms Mayawati has misused the public money in the most 'shameless' and 'ruthless' manner, the people of the state being the only casulity in the process,'' he said.

Addressing the inaugural session of two-day state party executive meeting, Mr Yadav said never before in the state the constitutional and democratic norms had been flayed in such a blatant way. ''It was not only Chief Minister Mayawati alone but her officials specially the ones in CM's secretariat also indulged in sharing the 'booty','' he alleged.

Sounding alert among his partymen in view of the coming Lok Sabha elections, the SP supremo called upon the party cadre to make concerted efforts to expose the BSP government before the people.

He said the party workers should prepare themselves for a big agitation to save the people from UP of the corrupt and anti-people rule.

Mr Yadav said while the farmers were already at the receiving end in this regime, the 'insensitive' and 'inhuman' handling of flood relief by the Maywati government had added to their woes.

''Same is the case with the traders and common man who had to suffer due to indiscreet imposition of Value Added Tax(VAT),'' he pointed out.

The recent raids in Azamgarh district in the wake of terrorist activities in the country also found mention in Mr Yadav's speech as he said the Azamgarh was being unnecessarily defamed and the minority community was being victimised.

''The SP would oppose any attempt to spread malice towards the minority community,''he said.

Later, briefing the newsmen about the meet, SP general secretary Shivpal Singh Yadav said the discussion hovered around the malpractices of the present rule in the state.

He, however, categorically stated that the party's proposed alliance with the Congress was not discussed in the state executive as the issue would be addressed by the national leadership of both the parties.


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