BJP launches 10-day yatra in poll-bound UP

The BJP came down heavily on the Mayawati government accusing it of doing little to check the rising crime graph in the state.

Mathura: The BJP on Thursday came down heavily on
the Mayawati government accusing it of doing little to check
the rising crime graph in the state and said the balance sheet
of its achievement is "zero".

Addressing a rally at the launch of its 10-day long `jan
swabhiman yatra` here, party leaders said people in poll-bound
Uttar Pradesh now want a change.
"The law-and-order situation in the state is at its low,
and the best examples are the murders of three chief medical
officers in Lucknow and rape and killing of a teenaged girl in
the compound of a police station," former BJP president
Rajnath Singh said.

Quoting figures of National Crime Records Bureau of 2009,
he said, "A total of 156 people were killed in 637 incidents
of police firing, which is more than that of the terror
affected state of Jammu and Kashmir, where only 28 people were
killed in 147 police firing incidents.

"Instead of spending money for the state`s development,
the government is spending crores of rupees for memorial
Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj, NDA Convenor and
JD(U) president Sharad Yadav, and BJP leaders Vinay Katiyar
and Vijay Goyal flagged off the yatra which will culminate at
Lakhimpur on October 23.

In her address, Swaraj said, "She (Mayawati) asked for
votes against the Mulayum Singh Yadav`s government assuring
the people that she would give good governance but if we look
at the balance sheet of the achievement of her government we
find that it is zero."

Accusing Mayawati of indulging in vendetta politics in
those villages where BSP has no base, Swaraj said, "We have
received complaints that in these villages, people are being
falsely framed. This is really bad... She is not respecting
the voters` mandate."

Singh accused BSP and SP of being hand in glove with the
Congress-led UPA government.

"Neither BSP nor SP have opposed its (UPA`s) policies,
instead they are supporting it and the common man is facing

On Mayawati, he said, "When she wanted power, she said
she will take legal action against Mulayam Singh Yadav and
Amar Singh for their role in corruption, but now she has lost
all the morality as she herself is at the helm of a corrupt
government, and she went to Supreme Court to stop a CBI probe
against her on the order of the high court."

Singh said the BJP will form a government in the state
only if its get an absolute majority. In such a scenario, he
promised to give loan to farmers at one per cent interest and
to youth at three per cent for starting their business.

"We have calculated and I assure you that after coming to
power, we will create 40 to 50 lakh employment opportunities
for the youth within four years.

"And if we are successful in forming a government in the
Centre, within one year, I assure you that all the tax payers`
money stashed in foreign banks as black money, would be
brought back," he said.

In his address, Yadav said that Delhi is "being ruined by
the Manmohan Singh government and Lucknow by the Mayawati

"There is race between both the governments on which is
more corrupt... Manmohan Singh`s name should have been
Mahangayee Mohan Singh as he failed on this front (to control
price rise)."


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