Badaun (UP): Inviting Gandhian Anna Hazare
to start an agitation against corruption in Uttar Pradesh,
Samajwadi Party state chief Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday said he was
sure Chief Minister Mayawati would suppress Hazare`s agitation
by using force.
"Anna Hazare is welcome in Uttar Pradesh to start an
agitation against corruption. However, I am sure Mayawati
government will not allow him to do so as she is known for
suppressing such agitations by lathi-charge," he told
About party`s ties with the Congress, Yadav said his
party`s support to the UPA government was aimed at keeping the
communal forces at bay.
"Our party does not have any tacit understanding with
the Congress," he said.
On Amar Singh`s illness, the SP leader said he would meet
Singh after the end of his Jan Kranti Yatra.
Taking a dig at the BJP, he said after the arrest of
former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, the BJP
should clarify whether it was with corruption or against it.
AMU teacher`s association to protest against Khurshid`s visit
Aligarh: Opposing Union Minister Salman
Khurshid`s visit to the Aligarh Muslim University, the AMU
Teachers` Association on Sunday announced that they will hold a
black flag demonstration against it on Monday.
AMUTA General Secretary Mustafa Zaidi said that they had
taken the decision as AMU VC Prof PK Abdul Azis was facing an
enquiry for alleged financial irregularities and claimed that
the Law Minister`s visit on VC`s invitation "would give
legitimacy to him".
The Minister is the chief guest at tomorrow`s
commemoration meeting on Sir Syed Day celebration.
Zaidi said that teachers had written to the Prime Minister
and the Law Minister urging them to rethink on the visit but
"no response has been received till date."
"Law Minister`s decision to overule the objections of
the AMU community would raise doubts about the UPA`S
commitment to fight corruption," he said.