Lucknow: Samajwadi Party on Tuesday dismissed as an
election stunt Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati`s
announcement to bring a resolution in the state Assembly for
carving out four new states.
"This is an election stunt to befool the people of the
state and also a political conspiracy," SP chief Mulayam Singh
Yadav told reporters.
SP, which is the main opposition in the state Assembly,
will oppose such a move tooth and nail when the resolution is
introduced in the House as the party is strongly opposed to
creation of smaller states, he said.
Disputing Mayawati`s claim that smaller states would
ensure better governance and balanced growth, he said that the
decision has nothing to do with development.
"Development depends on the intentions of the government,"
The SP chief said the ruling BSP has always believed in
creating rifts. "Its only aim is to create divisions in the
society and now it wants to divide the state," he rued.