Resolution to divide UP murder of democracy: Cong

Congress termed as "ridiculous" and "murder of democracy" the controversial resolution passed by the Uttar Pradesh Assembly for splitting the state.

Last Updated: Nov 21, 2011, 21:46 PM IST

New Delhi: Coming down heavily on Mayawati
government, Congress on Monday termed as "ridiculous" and "murder
of democracy" the controversial resolution passed by the Uttar
Pradesh Assembly for splitting the state into four parts.

AICC spokesperson Manish Tewari also said, "If some
persons think that the people of Uttar Pradesh are foolish and
that they cannot see through this proposal inspired by
political opportunism, they will get an appropriate reply (in
the elections)."
He, at the same time, refused to give a categorical reply
on whether the party was in favour of the proposal or not.

AICC Screening Committee in-charge for the state, Mohan
Prakash described the passing of the resolution without a
discussion as "murder of democracy" and attacked Samajwadi
Party and BJP as well over the issue.

"The role played by the BJP, BSP and SP on such an
important issue reflects their real seriousness towards it,"
Prakash said sarcastically, adding, "A joke is being made out
on the democratic system in this manner. Such a signficant
proposal was passed in this light manner."
Tewari wondered why there was no discussion in the
Assembly over the proposal to divide a state like UP, which is
the "heart" of India. "Nothing can be more ridiculous than
this," he said.

To a question on whether Congress is in favour or is
opposed to the proposal to divide the state, he merely said
that the party takes decision on such issues after thorough
deliberations.

"Whenever such decisions are taken, an effort is made to
build a consensus. The way Uttar Pradesh government got this
resolution passed, it is not a good precedent for any state,"
he said.

PTI