Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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The only hope and alternative to overcome these difficulties is to empower BSP in the state and in the Centre. People should work in that direction.

22 02 2012 LESSON 532 The Dhammapada Verses and Stories Dhammapada Verse 78
Channatthera Vatthu In The Company Of The Virtuous

Practice a Sutta a Day Keeps Dukkha Away
Verse 78. In The Company Of The Virtuous
Don't go around with evil friends,
with rogues do not resort.
Spend your time with noble friends,
and worthy ones consort.
Explanation: Do not associate with people who have evil ways. Avoid the company of wicked, evil people who are mean and bad. Associate with worthy friends. Keep the company of noble persons who are superior in quality and virtue and who will be able to elevate you.
Dhammapada Verse 78
Channatthera Vatthu
Na bhaje papake mitte
na bhaje purisadhame
bhajetha mitte kalyane
bhajetha purisuttame.
Verse 78: One should not associate with bad friends, nor with the vile. One should associate with good friends, and with those who are noble.

1. namayanti: to bend, to incline a person's heart or will. In the case of fletchers, to make the arrows straight; in the case of carpenters, to make the timber into things that people want, by cutting, sawing and planing.

The Story of Thera Channa
While residing at the Jetavana monastery, the Buddha uttered Verse (78) of this book, with reference to Thera Channa.
Channa was the attendant who accompanied Prince Siddhattha when he renounced the world and left the palace on horseback. When the prince attained Buddhahood, Channa also became a bhikkhu. As a bhikkhu, he was very arrogant and overbearing because of his close connection to the Buddha. Channa used to say, "I came along with my Master when he left the palace for the forest. At that time, I was the only companion of my Master and there was no one else. But now, Sariputta and Moggallana are saying, 'we are the Chief Disciples,' and are strutting about the place."
When the Buddha sent for him and admonished him for his behaviour, he kept silent but continued to abuse and taunt the two Chief Disciples. Thus the Buddha sent for him and admonished him three times; still, he did not change. And again, the Buddha sent for Channa and said, "Channa, these two noble bhikkhus are good friends to you; you should associate with them and be on good terms with them."
Then the Buddha spoke in verse as follows:
Verse 78: One should not associate with bad friends, nor with the vile. One should associate with good friends, and with those who are noble.
In spite of repeated admonitions and advice given by the Buddha, Channa did as he pleased and continued to scold and abuse the bhikkhus. The Buddha, knowing this, said that Channa would not change during the Buddha's lifetime but after his demise (parinibbana) Channa would surely change. On the eve of his parinibbana, the Buddha called Thera Ananda to his bedside and instructed him to impose the Brahma-punishment (Brahmadanda) to Channa; i.e., for the bhikkhus to simply ignore him and to have nothing to do with him.
After the parinibbana of the Buddha, Channa, learning about the punishment from Thera Ananda, felt a deep and bitter remorse for having done wrong and he fainted three times. Then, he owned up his guilt to the bhikkhus and asked for pardon. From that moment, he changed his ways and outlook. He also obeyed their instructions in his meditation practice and soon attained arahatship.
The Economic Times

UP elections: I hold master key to power, thunders Mayawati

AGRA: "I hold the master key to power," thundered Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati at an election rally here on Tuesday in which she blasted Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi.

Addressing thousands at Kothi Meena Bazar ground here, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief called upon Agra's SC/STs to vote for her if they wanted a Scheduled Caste to remain at the helm of affairs.

Calling Rahul Gandhi a "Yuvraj", she said: "If you vote for the Congress, all the poor and unemployed would have to go to other states to earn their livelihood."

A victory of the Samajwadi Party in the ongoing assembly elections would only usher in "goonda, badmash and mafia-run jungle raj", she warned.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), she said, would only bring back communal and feudal politics.

"The state under BSP has been free of communal tensions and people have lived in amity," she said, referring to the five years since 2007 when the BSP took power on its own.

In her 50-minute speech, she made fun of the claims of other political outfits.

She accused the Congress-led central government of creating hurdles in Uttar Pradesh's development.

"The high court benches in Meerut and Agra have to be cleared by the centre. Many of our financial problems are the result of centre's lack of support," Mayawati charged.

Ending her speech on an emotive note, Mayawati said: "If you want a Scheduled Caste ki beti (SC's daughter) as your chief minister again, vote for the BSP."

And she added to thunderous applause: "Today I hold the master key to power."

Mayawati said the BSP did not believe in election manifestos.

She warned that small shopkeepers and businessmen would be without work if the Congress allowed foreign direct investment in retail sector.

Mayawati said the Election Commission had hurt the feelings of SC/STs by ordering the covering up of elephant statues across Uttar Pradesh because the animal was the election symbol of her party.

And in a mocking tone, she thanked the media for giving the elephants and her party so much publicity for free.

In 2007, the BSP won six of nine seats in Agra district.

Ask people why I am confident, says Mayawati

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has claimed that her government has done more for the state than the Congress, the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) put together.
Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo has said that she is asking for votes in the assembly elections on the issue of development.
However, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister refused to answer a question on Rahul Gandhi, who is spearheading the campaign for the Congress in the state.
Here's the full text of the exclusive interview:
Bhupendra Chaubey: You look very confident in all your rallies. What's the basis of this confidence in you?
Mayawati: If you talk to people who come to my rallies, you will understand the reason for my confidence.
Bhupendra Chaubey: In your rallies, you talk about development and the steps you have taken over the last five years. Will development be a core election issue?
Mayawati: I have accomplished in the last five years what no government in Uttar Pradesh has done since independence. We don't talk, just act.
We have brought to Uttar Pradesh law and order, and development to all sections of the society.
Bhupendra Chaubey: Is this the core issue in these elections?
Mayawati: Everyone knows that the BSP believes in equality and development for all.
Bhupendra Chaubey: Is this election about you building an umbrella of social alliances?
Mayawati: You should ask the people who come to my rallies to see how I am working for development of all communities.
Bhupendra Chaubey: Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav are campaigning against you…
Mayawati refuses to answer and walks away. 
Assembly Elections
Mayawati accuses Centre of depriving UP of funds
Aligarh: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati today accused the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre of "starving the state of much needed central funds" for different development projects.

Addressing an election rally at the Exhibition Grounds here, Mayawati said had the centre conceded to the state government's repeated pleas for funds, the state of UP would have been marching ahead in different fields.

Refuting the allegation of corruption against her party's government in Uttar Pradesh, the Chief Minister said, "in the last Assembly elections, a number of infiltrators had managed to sneak into our party and get elected.

"Some of them became ministers. When we detected their wrong doings we immediately removed them from their respective posts", she said.

Taking a dig at the Bhartiya Janata Party, Mayawati said, "When we removed certain corrupt elements from our party, other parties who championed the cause of honesty accepted them with open arms".
Mayawati said, "the Bhartiya Janata Party has no moral right to speak of corruption after the track record of their party's government in Karnataka has come before the country.

The track record of the NDA government which ruled in the centre for about seven years also reflects the BJP's fickle commitment to the cause of fighting corruption", she said.

Hitting out at the UPA government, the Chief Minister said, "the UPA government's numerous scandals just in the past three years should expose the true face of the Congress Party on the issue of corruption".

Referring to the reservation issue and the Congress Party's "ambivalent stand" on the matter, the Chief Minister said, "by indiscriminately adding other groups to the OBC list, the Congress Party is depriving the existing beneficiaries in the quota list".
The Chief Minister said, "By promising 9 per cent reservation to Muslims in government jobs, the Congress Party is trying to trick both the Muslims and the other OBC groups who are already in the quota ambit".

Referring to the slow pace of development in some sectors in the state, she said, "Our target is to provide 24-hour electricity per day if we are given further chance to serve the state and if the Centre cooperates with us".

She said that the Centre had been very stingy in releasing funds for the state and "whatever development has taken place in UP during the past five years has been achieved with our own meagre resources and in some cases with the help of private sector".

The Chief Minister said that the state has done more for farmers during the past five years than had ever been done by governments who claimed to champion the cause of the farmers.

She cited the example of "doubling of the minimum purchase price for sugarcane in the state" during her tenure.

The Chief Minister said that her party was determined to maintain communal peace and harmony in the state. This was reflected by the manner in which her government succeeded in maintaining peace in Uttar Pradesh in the aftermath of the declaration of the High Court case on the explosive Babri Masjid-Ram Janambhhomi Issue.

Maya questions Cong's silence on graft, price rise
Agencies Posted online: Mon Feb 20 2012, 15:56 hrs
Hathras : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Monday attacked the
Congress on the issue of corruption asking why the party was not
uttering a single word on graft and price rise.

"The Congress is not uttering a word on corruption and price rise in
its regime. If you all made a mistake while exercising franchise, you
all have to face life of insult and hooliganism," she said while
addressing an election meeting.

Attacking the Congress for defaming her government on the issue of
corruption, Mayawati alleged 62 scams of Rs 20 lakh crore took place
in the Congress-led government at the Centre. Promising to provide
24-hour electricity, Mayawati said contrary to Oppositions' claim, BSP
would get absolute majority in the state.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati today rubbished media surveys
that projected BSP to be in bad position in the Assembly polls and
reminded voters that her party had got majority in 2007 despite
similar predictions.

"I want to tell the people that the surveys being shown on TV channels
and in the media are showing BSP winning only a few seats. They should
not be misled by these as in the 2007 polls too, BSP was not shown in
surveys, yet we formed government with absolute majority," the BSP
supremo said.

At an election rally here, she said, "We will prove all such claims by
the media as wrong this time as well and achieve absolute majority,"
he said.

"When the Election Commission ordered draping of statues of elephants
in the state, the media kept showing it for 15 days thinking that we
will get negative publicity. Instead, we got very good publicity free
of cost," she said.

More than anything else, this has helped in the party's symbol being

recognised all over the country, she said.

Referring to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's remark that he had a lot
of respect for Kanshi Ram, she posed, "Where did all this go when he
died and the central government did not even declare a holiday. Our
community will never forgive the Centre for this."

She said that in spite of "limited resources" from the Centre, her
government had helped the SC/ST, backward and very backward sections
to progress.

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Mayawati confident of winning more seats

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati comes out of a polling station in Lucknow on Sunday after casting her vote. Photo: Subir Roy
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati comes out of a polling station in Lucknow on Sunday after casting her vote. Photo: Subir Roy
High turnout indicates people's anger at Congress, BJP, SP regime
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Sunday said her Bahujan Samaj Party would win more seats now than in 2007, pointing to the response to her rallies.
In 2007, the party bagged 206 seats.
Ms. Mayawati was speaking to journalists after voting at the Lucknow Montessori Intermediate College in the fourth phase of the Assembly elections.
Ms. Mayawati reached the polling station at noon and cast her vote at booth number 235. She was accompanied by party general secretary and Rajya Sabha member Satish Chandra Mishra and Cabinet Secretary Shashank Shekhar Singh. Mr. Mishra and the Cabinet Secretary also voted at the same centre, though at different booths.
Ms. Mayawati then left for rallies at Hamirpur and Firozabad, where voting will take place on February 23 in the fifth phase.
(Uttar Pradesh chief minister and BSP supremo Mayawati addresses an election rally in Rai Bareilly.)
JHANSI: Firing a salvo at the Congress, chief minister and BSP supremo Mayawati has alleged that the Congress is responsible for backwardness of UP. She wondered how the party could change the face of the state in five years, when it had done nothing during its long rule at the Centre. Most of the time, it was the Nehru-Gandhi family which had ruled the country, she said adding, "When they could not do anything during this period, how can they develop the state in five years."
Addressing a series of election meetings in Orai (Jalaun) and Jhansi, Mayawati blamed all the opposition parties for neglecting the Bundelkhand region. She said that the BSP government had demanded a package of Rs 80,000 crore from the Centre for all-round development of the region, but the latter did not sanction even a single paisa. In this package an amount of Rs 11,000 crore were for the construction of roads, development of health facilities and improving agriculture in Bundelkhand region, she added.
"Whatever the Congress leaders are saying about development of Bundelkhand region is nothing but a 'political drama'. This is a fact that Bundelkhand is a backward. It remained backward because the Congress party, which ruled the state for more than four decades, did nothing for its development and now its leaders are shedding crocodile tears over the plight of its inhabitants," she alleged. The BSP government with its meagre resources and without getting any financial assistance from the Centre tried to remove backward of Bundelkhand, she claimed.
Blaming the Congress for starting 'corruption culture' in the country, the BSP chief has alleged that the maximum black money in foreign banks was that of Congress leaders.
Maya shoots another letter to PM in middle of polls
LUCKNOW: The BSP has strongly reacted to the statement of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh alleging that the state (BSP) government was not paying any attention towards development of UP. Taking exceptions to the PM's statement, BSP spokesperson said.
The spokesperson said that chief minister Mayawati on Saturday wrote a letter to the prime minister regarding release of Centre's share under Right to Education Act.
"It was pointed out in the letter that the ministry of Union HRD had approved Rs 9,408.05 crore as annual scheme for 'Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan' for 2011-12. Out of the Centre's share is about 4,969.05 crore, but only Rs 2,452.68 crore has so far been made available to the state," the spokesperson informed.
Centre is giving stepmotherly treatment to the BSP government in UP. "The Centre is not making available funds to the state. The Centre's share for repair and strengthening of national highways to other states has already been released by the UPA government, but the same have not been made available to the UP government till date. Similarly, the centre has not released the amount for completing several ambitious schemes of the BSP government." said the spokesperson.
Congress is bracing for the possibility of defeat in Uttar Pradesh
Congress and Rahul Gandhi are getting in ahead of the game to reposition the narrative since the Congress will  fare considerably worse than expected.
He appeared to concede that with such a performance – that will come about – will not be enough for the Congresss to secure a large enough chunk of Assembly seats.
According to Rahul Gandhi, the electoral arithmetic of UP dictate that only when a party secures in excess of 20 percent of the popular vote will it translate into substantial representation in terms of Assembly seats.
He now argues that his effort is to revive the Congress in UP over eight to 10 years.
Congress will fares badly and  it will be construed as a personal defeat for Rahul Gandhi, who has invested far more of his time and energy in this campaign than any central-level Congress leader has in any previous elections in UP. Doubts will increasingly be raised about his ability to be a "game-changer" for the party.
Just as important, a poor verdict for the Congress in UP will render the Manmohan Singh government even more of a lame duck than it is currently.

Bahujan Samaj Party

A crowd listens to Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati during a rally in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh state, on February 6, 2012. With Uttar Pradesh going to the first phase of the Assembly polls on February 8, key... 

I, Me and My party: Terming the Congress as anti-SC/ST, Mayawati said
only her party can ensure that 'people from all communities are on their feet'.

Cong enacting drama on Batla House encounter: Mayawati
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati KumariChief minister Mayawati Kumari.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati

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"kanoon ki devi" Maha Mayawati JI
UP elections important for Anil Ambani, Manoj Gaur, Subrata Roy, Kushagra  Bajaj

A BSP supporter wore a hat bearing the BSP party symbol and Ms. Mayawati's poster during a rally in Lucknow, March 15, 2010.

Bahujan Samaj Party will form the government this election, but with a thumping majority.

Voters line up at a polling booth in Uttar Pradesh.

BSP emerges as an alternative to RPIs in Vidarbha polls
Pradip Kumar Maitra, Hindustan Times
Nagpur, February 19, 2012

The increasing might of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the virtual fall
of Republican Party of India (RPI) in its stronghold in Vidarbha,
particularly in Nagpur have raised many eyebrows in the region after
the local bodies' elections.
Nagpur has been the citadel of RPI where Dr
Babasaheb Ambedkar converted to Buddhism in 1956 but the BSP has dealt
a severe blow to their vote bank in the recent elections.

BSP earned 12 seats in the Nagpur Municipal Corporations alone while 6
seats in the neighbouring Amravati municipal corporation and their
candidates finished second in 30 wards, giving a threat to the RPI
politicians. Moreover, the party got one seat in Akola Municipal
Corporation elections.

In Nagpur, it got 10 seats from north and south Nagpur assembly
constituencies—predominantly dalit areas  which are considered as RPI
citadel and dalit voters are the deciding factor for the state

In Akola, where Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar's grandson Dr Balasaheb Ambedkar
has a considerable clout, the party could manage to win only seven
seats and the BSP also made its presence felt in the elections.

The BSP also fared well in entire Vidarbha's Zilla Parishad elections
and emerged as the top party for Dalits and backward classes by
winning eleven seats while all RPI factions could manage to win only
nine seats.

Milind Pakhale, chief of RPI (Ambedkar) in Nagpur, admitted that the
traditional RPI factions have lost their credibility among the voters
because of their hobnobbing with the ruling class as well as the
saffron combine which was cleverly used by the BSP in the region.

"We are assessing the entire issue and would rectify our mistakes.
This was lesson for us in our stronghold and we would certainly work
to reclaim our share of votes in the next elections," he said.

Nagpur has been a significant power base of RPI where they ruled the
civic body for several years but all the three RPI factions could
manage only four seats.  RPI (Kawade ) failed to win a single seat
while Prakash Ambedkar faction got two while former state Maharashtra
minister Sulekha Kumbhare and Ramdas Athavale factions received a seat

NOTE-1-Since the formation, in 1995 of the first government of Hon'ble Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati Ji in Uttar Pradesh, its priority has been the total development of the poor and the backward SC/ST, other backward classes,Religious minorities and disables persons-who had remained neglected for centuries and during earlier governments. By separately creating Uttar Pradesh Welfare Department and other ministries, there has been considerable improvements in their condition at every level and\ every sphere.
1.    This government in the last four years has undertaken several activities at a total cost of Rs. 37,000 crore (Rs. 36,795 crore), outlay of 21.21 and 100% expenditure on the development of "SC/ST" under special component plan which are chiefly – increase in the rate of post matric for (Scheduled Castes), eligibility level of income increased from 1lakh to Rs.2 lakh,, scholarships fora all students (girls and boys) from class 1 to 8, establishment of 'bhagidari bhavan' at Lucknow and Agra, including Training institutes at Aligarh and Rae Bareli to coach SC/ST youth for recruitment to high-level services like I.A.S and P.C.S; recruitment in Government posts through a drive to clear the backlog; for the first time Reservation in contracts upto Rs.25 lakh for SC/ST, so far, contracts worth Rs.1,623 crore allotted; about 4 lakh S/C families allotted more Than 3,500 hectares of land.; 16 Mahamaya Polytechnics for Information Technology set up for these categories of students; regularisation of Landless SC/ST people in possession of gram sabah land upto13May, 2007;  formal right of possession letters (pattas) awarded to 9,431 persons; about 3000 genuine lease-holders benefited by removing illegal usurpers from their land; creation of employment totalling 5,945 lakh man- days for men and 2,089 lakh for women belonging to SC/ST classes created in rural areas; about 8 lakh S/C families benefited by writing-off debts amounting to Rs.120.28 crore of Uttar Pradesh SC/ST Development Corporation; electrification on large-scale of SC/ST bustees /majras and appointment of 23% from these classes only of SOs in police stations; provision of reservation also in state government-aided private enterprises; allotment of more than 4,000 fair price shops; together with the establishment of a Rs.100 crore "leather park and shoe mandi": in Agra, exemption from VAT of Agra Footwear Industry.
2.    "Other Backward Classes" – in the last four years 2 lakh landless people allotted lease of about 50,000 hectares of agricultural land; effective implementation of 27% reservation for OBSc in the allotment of fair price shops in the urban and rural areas under the public distribution system; computerisation of the entire procedure of scholarship under the backward classes Welfare department; more than 50 lakh students (girls and boys) benefites by scholarships under the scheme of aid to the poor families of backward classes on account of marriage and illness about Rs.50 crore spent every year; apart from increasing the "creamy layer" annual income limit of these classes from Rs.3 lakh Rs.5lakh, about Rs.250 crore spent to reimburse the admission fees of students studying in post matric classes
3.    In the matter of Religious Minorities especially the Muslim community, mention may be made of the establishment of Manyawar Shri Kanshiram Ji Urdu, Arabic-Persian University; inclusion of 10 new Arabic-Persian Madrasas in the grant-in-aid list; as much as 486.73 crore approx, on account of scholarships to 1,28,35,824 minority students (girls and boys); elegibilty income limit for scholarships increased to Rs.1 lakh in respect of, minority students; grant of Rs. 3,745 lakh for the marriage of 37,445 daughters from minority BPL families; reimbursement of fees amounting to Rs.2,049 lakh of 49,166 post matric students; construction of well-equipped "Haj Houses" at
Ghaziabad and Lucknow for the convenience of the Hajis; "direct Haj
flight" from Varanasi to Jeddah; abolition of the pre-condition of police verification in the appointment of "Mutawallis"; arrangement of advance coaching to prepare for competitive recruitment examinations; the amount of grant for Uttar Pradesh Urdu Academy more than doubled to Rs.3 crore; establishment of 58 government secondary schools in minority-dominated areas of 22 selected districts as well as mformation of a commission to provide the atatus of minority institution to 'taleemi idaar' (educational institutions) besides, the distribution of Manyawar Shri Kanshiram Ji Handloom Weavers awards.
4.    "Disabled" – establishment of 'Uttar Pradeesh Dr. Shakuntala Misra Rehabilation University' at a cost of Rs.400 crore to provide quality education to the differently-abled students; with 1% reservation for the visually impaired and 2% other disabled, so far, 677 and 1320fair shops allotted, respectively; disabled pension rate increased to Rs.300 per month from Rs.150- the total number of disabled pensioner during 2009-10 increased to 708077.
5.    Several welfare schemes implemented for Sarv-Samaj "women" also, notable being amendment of the zamindari kanoon to ensure equitable share of women in patriarchal landed property; the amount of dole for destitute women increased to Rs.300 per month from Rs.150 apart from construction of shelter homes etc for them in Mathurs and Vrindavan; "alertness and sensitivity" on the part of government has resulted in considerable "decline" of criminal cases against "women".
NOTE-II- In addition, many significant and historic steps wre taken for the uplift of the poor and the helpless belonging to sarv-samaj besides, Farmers, labourers, lawyers, employees, traders and people engaged in other professions, with all government departments also contributing to the development of the people of the state viz.:
1.    Uttar Pradesh Mukhyamantri Mahamaya Gharib Arthik Madad Yojna benefits about 31 lakh families in Uttar Pradeshwhich have not been able to avail of the benefits of the BPL list or antyodaya, by providing an assistance of Rs.400 per month.
2.    Savitribai Phule Shiksha Madad Yojna benefitted a total of 6,86,953 girl students, so far, with Rs.15,000 and a bicycle given to class 10 students and an additional assistance of Rs.10,000 on promotion to class 12.
3.    Mahamaya Gharib Balika Ashirwad Yojna provides for Rs.1lakh to be given to the girl child immediately on birth, which has benefitted about 3,25,000 girl children.
4.    Dr. Ambedkar Gram Sabha Samagra Vikas Yojna benefitted abount 5,598 gram sabhas.
5.    Manyawar Shri Kanshiram Ji Sheri Gharib Awas Yojna provides for free housing facilities, benefiting about 1lakh families.
6.    Sarvjan Hitay Gharib Awas (Slum Area) Maliqana Haq Yojna benefited about 7,232 families.
7.    BPL card-holders of Sarv-samaj and beneficiaries of Mahamaya Gharib Arthik Madad Yojna being provided free of charge legal aid by government lawyers to plead their cases in courts.
8.    Under Manyawar Shri Kanshiram Ji Sheri SC/ST Bssti Samagra Vikas Yojna, 250 bustees selected for development.
9.    Lease-hold of 55,000 hectares of agricultural land for about 2.5 lakh poor and unemployed landless people.
10.  About "3.5 lakh families" allotted residential plots measuring 3,500 hectares.
11.  Allotment of 30,000 hectares of land to about 36,000 agriculturists.
12.  16,000 sites allotted to 19,000 people engaged in the pottery craft.
13.  Allotment of 12,000 hectares of land for free plantation to 42,000 farmers.
14.  Insurance provided to 18,67,835 heads of families under the General Public Insurance Scheme.
15.  Under the enforced Uttar Oradesh Janhit Guarantee Quanoon 13 essential services relating to revenue, urban development, medical and food and supply guaranteed within a specified time limit.
16.  Brilliant BPL students (girls and boys) of the newly established Gautam Buddha University belonging to sarv-samaj sent to Europe for higher studies on state expenses.
17.  The maximum sickness allowance increased from Rs.2,000 to 5,000 in the case of S/S and those eligible from the general category.
18.  The amount of grant-in-aid doubled in the event of marriage/sickness in Bundelkhand.
19.  As many as 897 child development projects under operation.
20.  Daily wages of "labourers/wage earners" of unorganised sector increased to Rs.100 from Rs.58.
21.  More than 18 lakh government employees in the state provided benefit of the sixth pay commission, causing an additional financial burden of Rs.21,000 crore.
22.  As many as 35,000 daily wage employees, appointed till 29 June, 1991 regularised.
23.  Generation of 10,586 lakh man days in the rural areas at a cost of Rs. 16,995 crore.
24.  Self-employment made available to 13.58 lakh families with a grant of Rs.800 crore.
25.  Recruitment of 1.9 lakh 'safai-workers (Aroghya Rakshaks)" in the state in one go besides, 88,000 primary school teachers, 5,000 Urdu teachers and massive recruitment in other departments together with employment opportunities provided to "lakhs" of people in non-governmental sectors as well.
26.  Infrastructural Development: construction of 165 Km long, 6-lane Yamuna express-way at a cost of Rs. 9,935 crore between Noida and Agra.
27.  Rs.30,000 crore –construction project of 1,047 Km long, 8-lane entry controlled express-way from Greater Noida to Ballia.
28.  Costing Rs. 8,911 crore, 148-km long Sanauta-Purkazi Express-way project along the upper Ganga canal bank.
29.  In the Taj city, Agra, construction of a 20.5 km long 6-lane ring road at a cost of Rs.1,100 crore.
30.  Delhi-Noida-Greater Noida Metro Rail Link, first phase, from Delhi to Noida completed.
31.  PPP process activated to establish ab international airport at Kushinagar for the development of Buddhist circuit.
32.  Energy development; with an amount of Rs. 28,796 crore incurred by the government led by the Hon'ble Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati Ji, a "new trust" born among the general public to meet its electricity needs, during its four-year term,; the government seriously engaged at the ground level about its promise to offer 24-hourelectricity by 2014, Begining of about 30,000 MW new projects. Investment of Rs. 1,20,000 crore. In the field of transmission, thye largest ever investment of Rs.10,000 crore through PPP in the country.
33.  Road construction – construction/reconstruction of more than 50,000 km long roads with an expenditure of about Rs.9000 crore.
34.  About 13,000 km long CC roads and KC drains constructed in 5,480 gram sabhas/villages at a cost of Rs. 3,569 crore.
35.  Construction of 319 bridges at a cost of Rs.1,369 crore as well as 16 over-bridges, entailinf an expenditure of Rs.363crore.
36.  Irrigation – Strengthening of irrigation works/activities at a cost of Rs.22,097 crore.
37.  Additional irrigation capacity of about 1.5 lakh hectares generated with the construction of 2,975 tube wells.
38.  Tail-feeding of more than 9,000 canals ensured.
39.  Irrigation arrangement of 32 lakh hectares of land.
40.  Agriculture and Allied services – about Rs. 19,50 crore spent in the last four years.
41.  Drive to bouble the income of the farmers.
42.  Weather-based crop insurance scheme started.
43.  Rain water storage project in Bundelkhand.
44.  Unprecedented increase in sugarcane price (SAP).
45.  Uttar Pradesh tops the country in milk production.
46.  Dr.Ambedkar Agricultural Improvement Scheme of feeder separation for uninterrupted power supply to farmers.
47.  Establishment of new agricultural university in Banda.
48.  Education and Sports Development – about 65,000 crore (Rs.64,997 Crore) were spent on account of education in the last four years.
49.  As many as 12,160 new senior primary schools and 4,654 new primary schools established
50.  13 private universities established.
51.  Manyawar Shri Kanshiram Ji Research Chair established in 6 universities.
52.  As many as 41 new government polytechnics  set up.
53.  In Gautambuddha Nagar, a second technical university established under the name of Mahamaya Technical University.
54.  Commencement of 'Manyawar Shri Kanshiram Ji Kala Samman Puraskar' and Sant Ravidas Kala Samman Puraskar'.
55.  Medical and Health services – About 22,000 crore (Rs 22,190 crore) spent in the last four years.
56.  Decision to operate medical colleges in Kannauj, Jalaun and Saharanpur districts as wellas a para-medical college in Jhansi.
57.  Decision to open state of the art super specialty 500-bed hospital with participation of private sector, costing around 140-150 crore each in Lucknow, Agra, Jalaun, Bijnur, Azamgarh, Ambedkar Nagar. And Saharanpur.
58.  For the first time in the country a separate unani directorate established by  Uttar Pradesh.
59.  Urban Development – About Rs.13,156 crore spent on account of housing and urban development as wellas Rs. 4,090 crore spent on hygene and cleanliness schemes.
60.  Projects worth about Rs.8,000 crore completed in Kanpur, Lucknow, Agra, Varanasi, Meerut, Allahabad and Mathura on development of urban infrastructural facilities and providing housing to the poor besides, fulfilling their basic needs.
61.  Provision of about Rs.1,000 crore for drinking water projects in 7 metropolitan towns. Completion of projects of Rs.400 crore in other 37 towns and plying of 1,310 modern buses started.
62.  Implementation of solid waste management schemes in 26 cities.
In additionto the above, the government has, through other departments , taken several important and notable  decisions, a detailed account of which is given in a government published listing its achievements of four years.
In order to see for herself the ground reality of the activities stated in the booklet, the Hon'ble Chief Minister, Ms Mayawati Ji, from 1st February, 2011 to 2nd March 2011 i.e., for full one month, made surprise inspections to take stock of law and order situation and creime control in all the 72 districts, together with development and public welfare activities, with strict action taken against authorities, if anything wanting was detected. Necessary directions and guidance for improvement were also given.
In a nutshell, the four years of the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Hon'ble Ms Mayawati Ji led government has been " highly promising and the best" in the area of "development and public welfare".
Every policy of Uttar Pradesh Govt. is based on 'Sarvajan Hitay – Sarvajan Sukhay'
Important and Historic Initiative for Law & Order and Crime Control
1.    Since the formation of the present government in Uttar Pradesh, on 13 May, 2007 till date, an Unprecedented
environment of "peace and order and communal harmony, free from injustice, crime and fear" has been created by giving "top priority" to "law-order and crime control" for which several important decisions had to be taken with iron resolve at the different levels e.g:
2.    Rigorous and effective action taken against more than 1 lakh known notorious criminals/Mafiosi.
3.    1.707 notorious criminals detained under the most stringent "National Security Act (NSA)".
4.    Strict action taken under the "Gangster Act" against about 40,000 professional offenders.
5.    A total of 8.013 notorious delequents, carrying reward on their heads, were arrested, including those "carrying on the head a reward" upto Rs.5 lakh.
6.    Another 374 notorious criminals carrying reward, between Rs.50,000 – Rs. 5,00,000 were "killed" by the police in self defense.
7.    Also, thousands of anti-social elements/goondas and white-collar criminals were sent to their right place i.e. behind the bars in the "jail".
8.    For the first in the state, action was also taken against " influencial people and those occupying high positions" found guilty of breaching the law, establishing the motto "all wequal before the law" under which several ministers, ex-ministers, MPs and legislators were proceeded against leagally with due strictness.
9.    "Historic action" continues, without let or hinderance, against arrant criminals and Mafiosi to "confisticat their
ill-gotten wealth" in order to break the economic backbone. Property worth more than Rs. 443 crore forfeited so far.
10.  Elimination of fierce dacoits – synonymous of terror, Rs. 5 lakh rewardee bandit chief Shivakumar alias Dadua, Ambika Patel i.e. Thokia, Mussafir Yadav, carrying a reward of Rs.2lakh from Bihar State and Santosh alias Kittu Gupta with a reward of Rs. 1.5 lakh besides, several other offenders carrying rewards between Rs. 1 lakh and Rs. 50,000 were killed by police in encounters inself-defence.
11.  In the terrorist attack on CRPF group centre at Rampur by 4 terrorists of HUJI – Harqat UI Jehad Al Islami as well as an active member of Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF) together with ISI agents were also apprehended.
12.  Noor Baksh, a shooter belonging to the gang of international criminal, Dawood Ibrahim was shot daed while trying to escape from police custody.
13.  To secure justice to prosecuted people under the previous government, 10,000 cases filed through a "special campaign" and action taken against 31,136 persons. "Legal" action also initiated against those trying to register "fake" reports.
14.  The area of 'jungle raj', goonda tax, 'mafia rule' and 'anarchy' inherited in legacy, ends, entirely due to the "missionary and struggling" efforts of Hon'ble Chief Ninister Ms. Mayawati JI. People, coming out of the suffocating "jungle raj", breathing in, today, the wiff of fresh air of the "rule of law by law".
15.  The result of such strict action was that an environment of " communal harmony" continued to exist and no untoward incident occurred in the whole of the state, in light of the court decision on the very sensitive Ram Janmbhoomi/Babri Masjid "case". The peaceful conditions prevailed in Uttar Pradesh, there was calm and quiet in other states of the country as well.
16.  So also Common Wealth Games 2010, three-tier panchayat elections, Mahakumbh fair, Haridwar-2010, Allahabad Magh Mela-2011 passed off peacefully. Lok Sabha-2009 general elections were also conducted without violence, with peace and impartiality.
17.  In order to ensure "justice" to the general public and create "trust" towards the law and order system in them,
strict instructions issued to record the First Information Report (FIR) in the thanas from victimized persons without the slightest difficulties.
18.  Instructions to all district, division and tehsil level authorities to be available to the people, as a must in their
offices from 10 to 12 in thye morning.
19.  Observance of "thana divwas" on every 1st and 3rd Saturdsy of the month with the object of taking effective
action against victimization of poor people of the sarv-samaj.
20.  As a result of these special efforts made by the government, remarkable "decline" in the rate of all kinds of crime against "SC/ST" in the state. Eqally notable has been the percentage of disposal of crime enquiries which stands at 92.
21.  Appointment of a special public prosecutor" for prosecution of cases under the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities
22.  "Considerable reduction" in incidence of all crimes against "women" in the state.
23.  The percentage of action was 94.1, last year against those accused of crime against "women" and 91.9 of cases disposed of, which is a "record" in itself. Consequently, the rate of crime against women in Uttar Pradesh is much less than even the national average.
24.  The effort to secure "justice" in every matter and at every level  to every segment of the society and the sarv-samaj, the poor people, farmers, labourers, businessmen, lawyers, service-class and non-service-class people as also students in accordance with the policy of "Sarvajan Hitay Sarvajan Sukhay".
25.  Together with the arrest of more than two dozen hard core naxalites, a strategy of  "tatal development (samagra vikas)" in identified areas adopted in order to deal with the "naxal" problem so that a feeling of trust towards the administration in kindled in the public psyche in the affected areas and they do not go astray. Efforts to provide the various basic amenities under Dr. Ambedkar gram sabha yojns to the 423 naxal affected villages.
26.  Many important and historic decisions taken to establish "rule of the law by law" in the state  in order to "modernize and strengthen to make the police administration alert and vigilant".
27.  More than double the increase in police budget with about Rs. 7,740 crore sanctioned. For the first time in Uttar Pradesh a service manual for different sections of the police force promulgated.
28.  Formation of "Uttar Pradesh Police Recruitment Board" for transparency in view of complaints of corruption in
police recruitment.
29.  In a "historic" decision about 2.04 lakh new posts for policemen created, in one stroke. Already 35,000 constables selected in a transparent procedure – a step which has been praised at the national also.
30.  Constitution of two new zones Viz. "Poorvanchal and western Uttar Pradesh" to further strengthen the "Special Task Force (STF)".
31.  "National Capital Police Zone" formed for effective control over law and order and crime control in western Uttar Pradesh.
32.  Establishment of "women police stations (mahila Thana)" in all districts together with "mahila helpline", "family planning Centre" and "mahila sahayta prakoshtha" at the state level.
33.  "Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS)" set up in November, 2007 itself.
34.  "SIT" constituted to investigate serious economic offences.
35.  For proper security and up keep of the newly constructed sites/memorials  etc
formation of "Uttar Pradesh Police Special Zone Security Battalian" under which 1,233 new posts created.
36.  "state level committee constituted" inder the chairmanship of Director General, police to prevent circulation of
"counterfeit / fake currency notes".
37.  Sevearl proposals for necessary cooperation pending with the centre about inclusion of naxal-affected districts
into "focus" districts under the "integrated development plan" for development of the local surroundings and modernization of the police.
Apart from these, many more important steps were taken, a detailed account of which is given in a booklet published by the government, highlighting its achievements during the last four years.
In brief, to get the correct feel of ground realities, the Hon'ble Chief minisre Ms. Mayawati Ji herself made surprise inspections of "Law-order and crime control:, for one full month i.e. from 1 February – 2 March, 2011, visiting police stations in all the 72 districts in the state,taking strong action against authorities found wanting in performance and issuing guidelines for improvement.
Every policy of Uttar Pradesh Govt. is based on 'Sarvajan Hitay – Sarvajan Sukhay'

Rahul Gandhi accused of 'poll code violation'

A case has been registered against him alleging that his road show in Kanpur city breached the time limit and the route map set by the authorities.
"The district administration had allocated time till noon and fixed a 20km (12.5 mile) route for Rahul Gandhi's road show but he violated it and stretched it beyond the permitted time," Press Trust of India quoted district magistrate Hari Om as saying.
"He also did not stick to the prescribed route for the event... There could have been a security breach or a clash," he said.
Authorities said Mr Gandhi had sought permission to cover 38km, but he was allowed a shorter route because of the Hindu religious festival of Shivratri on Monday.
 Congress has been bogged down with criticism of bad governance and corruption scandals involving its government in Delhi.

The Congress Government ruling the country for 60 years could have created favourable condition by generating employment opportunities to them and could have avoided migration to other states for jobs.Had the central government allocate funds for development Bundelkhand region could have also progressed. I was the congress which diverted funds meant for SC/STs to CWG. Lakhs of crores of money in Central government did not reach the right place but it has reached foreign banks by way of black money.

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Subject: [ZESTCaste] 9 months on, Dalits yet to return home

Tamil Nadu | Posted on Feb 21, 2012 at 09:43am IST
9 months on, Dalits yet to return home
indianexpressExpress News Service

MADURAI: Nine months after 35 Dalit families fled from their native
Vembathur village of Sivagangai district fearing for their lives after
the murder of two persons, fear still stalks the community as they are
yet to return home. Even a police post in the area has failed to
instil confidence among the Dalits.

It all began on January 29 last year when S Muthukrishnan (28), a
Dalit youth from Vembathur, was murdered in the same village. The
alleged motive was revenge as two caste Hindus from the nearby V
Pudukulam village had been arrested following a complaint from
Muthukrishnan's brother S Murugan.

Three months after Muthukrishnan's murder, one of the accused,
Karuppusamy, a caste Hindu from V Pudukulam, was murdered on May 4,
for which 11 Dalits from Vembathur were arrested. Fearing retaliation,
all 35 Dalit families of Vembathur deserted the village on May 4.

Despite two rounds of peace meetings held by revenue authorities,
normality is yet to be restored.

The Dalit families are living scattered in various towns, including
Sivaganga, Thirumancheri and Melur.

Deprived of their livelihood as small farmers and agricultural
workers, members of the families are working as construction workers
and daily wage workers in nearby towns and Madurai city. The schooling
of about 20 children too has been affected.

The latest peace meeting held at Sivaganga on Saturday was inconclusive.

Those who represented the caste Hindus of V Pudukulam village said
since the Dalits were divided into three groups after the local body
elections, the other two groups should be taken on board.

They promised peace and requested the revenue administration to
convince the other two groups to participate in a future peace

Durga Murthy, the Revenue Divisional Officer of Sivaganga, who
presided over the peace meeting, told Express, "We will hold another
peace meeting soon. Revenue officials visited the village. Police post
is there."

A team from Evidence, an NGO, visited the affected village and the
people. A Kathir, director of the NGO, said:� "Chief Secretary and
Director General of Police should ensure the security for the Dalit
people of Vembathur. Those threatening the Dalits should be
apprehended. And `3 lakh should be given as compensation to each
family who were forced to desert their villages."

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