Maya became richest CM in shortest time: Mulayam
TNN Jan 19, 2012, 05.26AM IST
LUCKNOW: Drifting away from his usual speech full of promises of sops,
Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav seemed to be in a different
mood all together, while addressing a public meeting in Basti on
Wednesday. It was a direct and pointed attack on Bahujan Samaj Party
(BSP) supremo and UP chief minister Mayawati and her 'Dalit ki Beti'
"Who kehti hain dalit ki beti hain'aap logon mein se koi bhi aise ek
aadmi ko jaanta hai jo pichhle paanch salon mein dalit ki beti se mil
paya ho" (She says she is the daughter of a dalit 'any of you know a
single individual who managed to meet this dalit ki beti all through
her tenure of five years)," Mulayam asked the crowd at the Government
Girls Inter College (GGIC) in Basti on Wednesday afternoon.
"She has become the richest chief minister in India in the shortest
time period. She calls herself Dalit ki Beti (Daughter of a dalit) and
had grabbed 5,000 acres of land belonging to farmers many of whom are
dalits - and all this only to get her own statue erected on the spance
of land. Do you know of any other dalit in the world to have done
this," Mulayam asked. The veteran politican started his speech saying
that he was in a hurry, but since people who have gathered to hear
him, time factor will no longer be restriction in any way. "Aap logon
se baat karma hai is liye samai ka koi mahatva nahin hai" (I want to
talk to you people so time is no longer a factor)," Mulayam said
amidst thunderous applause from the crowd.
Later, after promising free electricity to weavers and farmers in
addition to waiving of loans to farmers, Mulayam said that if voted to
power, his party would constitute a commission for taking legal
opinion on providing reservation to Muslims.
"We will constitute a commission to take legal opinion of
constitutional experts for providing reservation to Muslims in the
state," state SP chief Akhilesh Yadav told reporters. He said the SP
was in favour of providing reservation on the basis of population and
would support the Centre, if it brought an amendment in the
Constitution in this regard.
Alleging the Congress was responsible for woes of Muslims, Akhilesh
said that the SP would not support the UPA government if it fell on
its own. At a party rally in Gonda, Mulayam Singh Yadav promised to
provide free electricity to weavers and farmers. The SP would also
waive loans of farmers up to Rs 50,000 besides initiating a probe into
"misuse" of funds by the BSP government, he said, and added, "We will
also double unemployment allowance for youths.". Accusing the UPA
government of ignoring BSP government's "misdeeds", he said, "It only
keeps an eye, but does not act against it."
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