UP govt creating hurdles in Purvanchal yatra: Amar

Lucknow: Expelled Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh on Tuesday alleged that the Uttar Pradesh government was creating administrative hurdles in his proposed 'Purvanchal Swabhiman Yatra' that is scheduled to take off on December one.

"Mayawati government is creating administrative hurdles in the proposed yatra scheduled to start from Allahabad on December 1 to press for the demand of formation of separate Purvanchal state... We will start the yatra come what may," he told reporters here.

The month-long yatra will cover about 450 kms and will culminate at Gorakhpur.

Singh said he had invited leaders of all parties including Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and BJP president Nitin Gadkari to press for the cause.

"I hope to get blessings of Sonia Gandhi for the yatra. I am myself ready to welcome Mulayam Singh Yadav, if he joins it," he said.

He said he would also support similar yatra scheduled to start from December 5 for formation of separate Bundelkhand state by Raja Bundela.

About his future political plans, Singh said he would decide about the same after the end of his yatra.

Asked about allegations that he brought industrialists and film personalities in SP, Singh said, "I just followed tradition started by party chief Mulayam himself."