Lucknow, Jan 11: Accusing Uttar Pradesh Governor
T V Rajeswar of playing a partisan role, Chief Minister
Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday charged the Congress with conspiring to defer assembly polls in the state by imposing President's
rule for a period of one year with Governor's help.
"I have reliably learnt that the Congress is conspiring
to put off assembly polls in the state by imposing President's
rule through its Governor," he said launching a blistering
attack on the UPA government at the Centre.
The Governor was taking "unconstitutional decisions",
Yadav alleged at the Kurmi Swabhiman rally here.
He had also defied the cabinet's decision to convene
the state assembly on January 15, the Chief Minister said
adding this was a glaring example of Governor's partisan role.
"We have sought legal advise from constitutional
experts and all of them have opined that the governor is bound
to accept recommendations of the cabinet," Yadav said.
He asked the Congress not to play politics in the
state with the help of the governor, adding no party could win
assembly polls with gubernatorial support.
Claiming the Congress and the BJP had joined hands to
topple his government, Yadav said senior BJP leader L K Advani
during his party's national executive in the state capital had
met the Governor demanding President's rule in UP.