Cong doubts Mayawati`s concern for Dalits

Last Updated: Monday, July 11, 2011 - 23:13

New Delhi: Congress on Monday raised doubts over
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati`s concern for Dalits
with party general secretary Digvijay Singh alleging that her
government has not honoured the decision not to acquire the
lands of Dalits and freedom fighters.

"Despite being a daughter of Dalit, it seems you have not
followed the erstwhile Congress government`s decision in Uttar
Pradesh not to acquire such land," Singh said in a letter to
Mayawati.

He said if she had implemented that decision then she
would not have given the land of Dalits to influential
developers and builders.

Seeking to bring pressure on the issue, he said even now
if she wants to implement the decision taken by then Congress
government in the state way back in 1985, she should return
the land to the Dalits or they should be given land elsewhere.

He hoped that Mayawati would respond to his letter.

Earlier, at a party briefing, Congress spokesman Abhishek
Singhvi hinted at an informal understanding between the ruling
BSP in Uttar Pradesh and the BJP in poll-bound state.

BJP and BSP are "speaking the same language" on issues
like law and order, corruption and land acquisition in the
state, Singhvi told reporters, adding that the "friendship and
ties" between them was on for long.

PTI



First Published: Monday, July 11, 2011 - 23:13

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