Congress flays Mayawati over land acquisition stir

Congress on Monday came down heavily on the Uttar Pradesh government for the violence in Greater Noida and adjoining areas over the land acquisition issue, saying CM Mayawati`s "greed" has taken over all her sensible decisions.

Last Updated: May 09, 2011, 15:07 PM IST

New Delhi: Congress on Monday came down
heavily on the Uttar Pradesh government for the violence in
Greater Noida and adjoining areas over the land acquisition
issue, saying Chief Minister Mayawati`s "greed" has taken over
all her sensible decisions.

"Mayawati government has been extremely insensitive to
the cause of farmers and the poor in recent years. Instead of
talking to farmers and taking them into confidence, it has
been taking violent action against the agitating farmers,"
AICC general secretary in-charge for Uttar Pradesh Digivijay
Singh told reporters here.

"The greed of Mayawati has overtaken her sensible
decisions. The whole government is up for grabs for those who
have the money to spend and who have the capacity to fill the
personal coffers of the Chief Minister," he alleged.

Singh said the Congress condemns the role of the
Uttar Pradesh government in all cases of land acquisitions and
urged upon the government to discuss the issue with farmers.

"I urge upon everyone to shun the cause of violence
and bring peace in the area," he added.

PTI