Varanasi: In a dig at the Uttar Pradesh Chief
Minister, senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Thursday said
Babasaheb Ambedkar was not in favour of erecting statues
unlike Mayawati who was busy putting up her own statues and
doing nothing else during the BSP regime.
"Congress is committed to bring Dr Ambedkar`s guiding
principles into reality... However, Mayawati government has
not shown any such commitment. She is only busy erecting her
own statues all over the state, while neglecting her duties,"
he told reporters here after paying tribute to the father of
constitution on his 120th birth anniversary.
Comparing the government machinery in UP with the "mafia"
working under the BSP, the Congress general secretary said,
"The officers who refuse to follow the diktat of the mafia are
killed. Recent murder of two chief medical officers serving in
the Family Welfare Department proves the point."
"Mayawati should take stern action against the culprits.
But she is not doing so, as she herself is involved in it," he
On the Gandhian Anna Hazare`s campaign against
corruption, he said "Corruption will not end only by enacting
the Lokpal bill. There is a need to come up with a strong
legislation to curb the menace."
On Congress` preparedness for the next year Assembly
polls in the state, Singh said Congress would contest the
election with "full commitment."
The party would announce the names of the candidates by
May 31, he added.