Will support government: Maya
First Published : 27 Apr 2010 04:27:00 AM ISTLast Updated : 27 Apr
2010 04:15:46 PM IST
LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)
president Mayawati said her party would support the United Progressive
Alliance (UPA) government over the cut motion exected to be moved in
the Lok Sabha Tuesday.
"In the wake of soaring prices and wrong and faulty economic policies
of the central government, we should have voted against the UPA
government but it would strengthen communal forces to attain power in
the centre. Taking this into account, we have opted to support the
government," she said.
Responding to speculation that her pro-UPA stand over the cut motion
was linked to the Central Bureau of Investigation'
re-look into the disproportionate assets case against her, Mayawati
said: "The decision has nothing to with CBI. It's just to keep
communal forces at bay from the centre."
While backing the government on the cut motion, Mayawati, however,
also launched a scathing attack on the Congress-led UPA and said it
must reframe its policies taking into account the interests of the
poor and the downtrodden.
"If necessary steps are not taken by the central government, the
country's condition would worsen further. It is high time the
government takes adequate measures to contain ever-rising inflation."
Accusing the central government of ignoring the interests of the
common person, Mayawati said: "The central government is bound to
reply to the citizens of the country over soaring prices of sugar,
wheat, rice despite the fact that their production in comparison to
last year has gone up this year."
She announced that her party would continue its fight against the
Congress-led UPA over inflation.
"We would continue with our struggle against the central government
over poverty, price rise, unemployment and other policies adversely
affecting the public."
Reiterating that the central government was not keen on the all-round
development of Uttar Pradesh, Mayawati said: "Not a single penny has
been released by the centre for the Rs. 80,000 crore special package
we had demanded for undertaking developmental schemes in the state.
"In fact, the central government should draw inspiration from the
state government, which has continued to take up developmental
projects even with limited resources."
The Maoist movement, she said, was a fallout of the wrong policies of
the central government. "Naxalism is a byproduct of faulty economic
policies that have led to poverty, hunger and unemployment in the
"Considering all this, the government now must realise that it cannot
fight the Naxal menace by bullets or bombings from the air; instead,
it should be fought on a social and economic front," she added.
The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) as well as the Left parties and
some others are set to move cut motions in the Lok Sabha on the budget
proposals to hike prices of fuels and fertilisers but the treasury is
confident of passing the test of strength.
When budget proposals are presented in parliament for approval, a
lawmaker or a party can question specific allocations with a cut
motion. If it is carried in the house, it amounts to a vote of no
confidence and the government is obliged to quit.
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