Kalyan favours move to split UP
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Last Updated: Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 19:49
  
Lucknow: Backing the Mayawati government's move for splitting Uttar Pradesh into four smaller states, former chief minister Kalyan Singh on Tuesday lashed out at political parties opposing the initiative saying they are against development and progress of the people.

Creation of small states would improve administrative capability, law and order and provide prompt justice to the people, he told reporters here.

Lashing out at political parties, he said they failed to discharge their constitutional duties by creating pandemonium in the assembly yesterday and hampering a debate on the issue.

He said the state government should have listed the issue in the agenda.

Criticising Congress and BJP for demanding the states reorganisation committee, Singh said 16 of the 17 states created after independence had been formed without such a committee when either of these parties were at the helm.

To a question on Rahul Gandhi claiming that the next government in Uttar Pradesh would that be of the Congress, the former BJP leader said, "He (Rahul) had all the right to day dream."

He also asked the Congress leader whether a separate Bundelkhand was not required for the progress of that region.

To another question, he said that Congress as well as BJP had no right to talk on corruption as both were neck deep into it.

He also wished Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav on his birthday and prayed for his good health and long life.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 19:49


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