Opposition slams Mayawati govt for 4 yrs of 'misrule, corruption'

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    Opposition slams Mayawati govt for 4 yrs of 'misrule, corruption'
    India - 12 may 2011

    With the Mayawati led Uttar Pradesh government all set to complete four years in office tomorrow, opposition parties today lashed out at the "continued misrule and corruption" which they promised would come to an end after the Assembly elections next year. "All these years she had been blaming and accusing opposition parties for the problems faced by her government to hide her shortcomings and this has now become her habit," Samajwadi Party spokesman Rajendra Chaudhary said.

    "It has been undeclared emergency like situation in the state and all those raising their voices against the prevailing mis-governance and misrule are being crushed," Chaudhary said alleging that total 16 farmers protesting against land compensation have been killed in these four years.

    Calling the Chief Minister a dictator, BJP spokesman Vijay Pathak alleged that there had been seven cases of confrontation with farmers during this period when engineers, doctors, government officers have been made to face bullets. While poor have become poorer, the ruling party MLAs, ministers and others have become richer by looting government funds, Pathak said.

    Congress spokesman Virendra Madan said that people of the state have regretted voting Maywati to power and warned that the coming Assembly elections would show her the door as she has been totally exposed now.



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    Opposition on warpath, UP govt cracks down on protesters
    India - 12 may 2011

    Congress, BJP and other opposition parties were on Thursday on a warpath on land acquisition issue with Mayawati Government which cracked down on protesters and took into custody several leaders, a day after arrest of Rahul Gandhi in Greater Noida. Senior BJP leaders Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan, UPCC president Rita Bahuguna Joshi and Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait along with their supporters were detained by UP Police while they were agitating in support of farmers of Greater Noida who are seeking more compensation from the state government for their acquired land.

    Joshi and scores of Congress leaders, including legislators, and workers were baton-charged and detained in Lucknow and elsewhere during a statewide 'chakka jam' protest by the party against the arrest of Gandhi in Bhatta Parsaul last night and in support of farmers' demands in western UP.

    Similar protests by Congress were held in other parts of the state including Rae Bareli, Ghaziabad, Jhansi, Meerut, Allahabad and Sitapur districts while security was stepped up in Greater Noida with the administration re-clamping prohibitory orders. While the Centre criticised the handling of protests by UP government, the Congress launched a tirade against Mayawati with senior leader Digvijay Singh, who was detained along with Gandhi, calling her a "dictator" and demanded a judicial inquiry into alleged police brutalities in Bhatta Parsaul region.

    Union Minister Salman Khurshid claimed Mayawati was "jittery and losing sleep" over the tremendous support and respect Gandhi was getting both inside and outside party. Home Minister P Chidambaram said law and order in Uttar Pradesh is not a "happy situation" as farmers were protesting in many villages on the land acquisition issue and criticised the way Mayawati was handling the protests.

    But he ruled out sending a central team to assess the situation there in view of recent clashes in Greater Noida where two farmers and as many policemen were killed.

    The arrest of Rajnath Singh, who sat on a fast in support of the farmers' stir, along with Jaitley and Naqvi in Ghaziabad evoked a strong reaction from BJP which said that UP was under "dictatorship", vowed to continue its protest irrespective of "repression" and demanded CM's resignation.

    Hitting back at the opposition, Mayawati said the clashes in Greater Noida had nothing to do with the issue of land compensation and accused the Congress, BJP and other parties of attempting to disturb law and order by spreading "rumours" while dubbing Gandhi's dharna as "mean theatrics". "By spreading lies and rumours, opposition parties are attempting to disturb law and order situation by misleading people and Bhatta Parsaul incident is an example of their dirty politics," Mayawati told reporters in Lucknow.

    She accused the Centre of not providing due compensation to farmers for Rae Bareli rail coach factory land and said Gandhi should have been standing with them and not in Noida. Congress spokesperson Akhilesh Pratap Singh rejected the charge and said the land acquired for a railway project is in public interest and "not for private builders and developers as was being done by Mayawati government."



    Source: Press Trust of India
     

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