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Opposition slams Mulayam Singh

Wednesday 17 May 2006

Discussion on the Governor’s address

LUCKNOW: The Mulayam Singh Yadav Government on Tuesday came under scathing attack from the Opposition during discussion on motion of thanks to the Governor’s address.

The discussion, which was initiated yesterday by the treasury bench continued today with the principal Opposition BJP, and the BSP attacking the State government for what they termed as its "overall failure."

Leader of the Opposition and BJP leader Lalji Tandon said the list of State Government achievements mentioned in the address was a mere eyewash aimed at befooling the common man. Charging U.P. with failing on all fronts, he said while the crime graph was spiralling, communal violence was taking its toll on the secular fabric of the society.

He alleged the Mulayam government was patronising criminals, who were behind the murder of BJP MLA Krishnand Rai in November last year. Mr Tandon claimed the industrial development in the State was moving at a very slow pace, while the state has registered an increasing number of unemployed.

BSP legislature party leader Swami Prasad Maurya expressed similar sentiments and maintained the common man was the biggest sufferer in terms of poor law and order.

Congress chose to attack the previous BJP government for the poor power situation in U.P. Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Pramod Tiwari said the major part of the blame lied solely on the BJP for the power crisis. He also appreciated the U.P. Government for killing a number of dacoits in a short period. U.P. Government is working on a pilot project to issue multi-purpose identity cards to people above 18 years of age in areas bordering Nepal.

— UNI

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