Statement on Muslims condemned
LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav said on Sunday that the UPA Government should bring a censure motion in Parliament against U.S. President George Bush for terming Muslims as `mafia'.
Stating that the Samajwadi Party had condemned the statement, he said it was wrong to blame the entire community for the misdeeds of some.
Addressing a public meeting at the SN Inter College in the perfume city of Kannauj, he said Israel had attacked Lebanon at the behest of the U.S.
Package for Kannauj
Mr. Yadav, who earlier announced a Rs. 358-core development package for Kannauj and distributed Kanya Vidya Dhan cheques and unemployment dole to the beneficiaries, criticised the Central Government for setting different rules and standards for Uttar Pradesh.
Though Uttar Pradesh was the biggest state and had given the maximum Prime Ministers, it was being ignored by the Centre.
On the contrary, New Delhi was creating hurdles in the State's development, he said.
Without naming UPA chairperson and Congress president Sonia Gandhi, he said his government's people-friendly policies were being opposed by those who had no knowledge of U.P.'s crops, its farmers and their problems, as well as social inequality.
Those who could not differentiate between a cow and a bull were criticising the development of the state, he said.
Sheila Dikshit criticised
The Chief Minister criticised Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and the Congress president for their adverse comments on the unemployment dole policy of the State Government. He said these leaders were unaware of their plight.
He said power projects were being set up in other states but roadblocks were being placed in Dadri where a gas-based power plant was coming up.