Allahabad: Hitting back at Uttar Pradesh
Chief Minister Mayawati for her recent remarks against Rahul
Gandhi, Union minister Pradeep Kumar Jain Aditya today asked
her to give up her diatribe against the Congress general
secretary and "set her own house in order".
Aditya also flayed the BSP supremo for her criticism of
Gandhi`s frequent visits to remote parts of the state.
"Be it the impoverished Bundelkhand, or Bhatta-Parsaul
villages near Noida which had been seething over faulty land
acquisition policy of the state government and police
atrocities on protesters, relief to the aggrieved people has
always followed his (Gandhi`s) visits," he claimed.
"Mayawati should be thankful to Gandhi`s efforts without
which the resentment against her government would have been
more intense and difficult to control...She must give up her
diatribe against Gandhi and set her own house in order," the
Congress MP from Jhansi said.
He was here in connection with Rahul`s rally tomorrow,
which would mark the formal commencement of the party`s
campaign for the forthcoming Assembly elections in the state.
Lashing out at Rahul Gandhi, the Chief Minister had
yesterday said that instead of indulging in "vote-bank
politics" and expressing his anger against the state
government, he should vent his ire at the Central government.
Aditya came down heavily on the Mayawati government for
"large-scale bungling" of MNREGA funds and also for
"atrocities" committed against farmers.
"People from all walks of life in UP are suffering. The
farmers have been the worst-hit. There has been a large-scale
bungling of funds given by the Centre for MNREGA," the Union
Minister of State for Rural Development alleged, adding,
"Farmers have been subjected to all sorts of atrocities in the