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MP Cong & NCP flay BJP Govt. for failure to address public grievances

By Pervez Bari, TwoCircles.net

Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee, (MPCC), and Nationalist Congress Party, (NCP), have flayed the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, (BJP), Government in the State for letting down the “Aam Aadmi” (common man) and failing to redress his grievances.

Addressing a Press conference the MPCC president Subhash Yadav lashed out at the ruling BJP Government in the State. When a Chief Minister comes to power, he first decides his priorities but none of the three Chief Ministers of the BJP ever did so, he claimed.

The press conference was intended to expose the alleged corruption in the BJP and the failure of the State Government to redress long standing public grievances. Ironically, Yadav made the disclosure without naming anybody and insisted on the action.

Yadav accused the State Government of allotting Government land to organisations associated with the BJP at throwaway prices. He produced xerox copies of concerned papers to support his stand. The organisations include the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, (ABVP), Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, (BMS), Shram Sadhana Kendra, Kusha Bhau Thackeray Memorial Trust and the Dental College Institute of Applied and Fundamental Research. Two other cases pertain to out of way concession on Government land allotment to the Family Planning Association of India and a physically challenged person.

When asked about revealing the names of those influencing the aforementioned process, Yadav smiled, “You find it out. You should do some work, too.” He demanded that action should be taken against those involved in the process and losses incurred to the State exchequer be recovered. He said the BJP, BSP, SP, BJS and Gondwana Gantantra Party were all Congress enemies.

He attacked the BJP CM and his ministerial colleagues for corruption and failing to redress issues as power shortage, unemployment, burgeoning atrocities on Dalits, women and minorities, saffronisation of education and administration,lack of water, seeds and fertilisers to farmers and deteriorating law and order.

He informed that the MPCC would commence a massive drive to expose tainted BJP leaders on these issues from October 23 to November 30. The drive will start from block to sector level, covering a total of 487 blocks. A sector comprises of 10 polling booths.

Earlier, Yadav called upon party workers to make the drive a success while speaking at a meeting of district and block Congress office bearers.

Meanwhile, in a scathing attack on the State BJP Government the NCP has charged it with betraying the public. Releasing the party’s election manifesto. Surendra Singh Sikarwar, general secretary NCP, levelled this charge in another Press conference in the city.

The BJP Government has only managed to increase hunger and corruption in the State, it said. Under the Tiger project in Sayopur district of the State, the Forest Department provided infertile and arid land to farmers in place of fertile land.

The NCP also alleged that the law and order situation in the State had deteriorated, and incidences like murder, rape and abduction had became a daily affair.

The State Jal Abhishek and Deendayal plan by the MP Government meant for the welfare of the general public was a fruitless attempt. On the other hand various plans by the UPA Government of the Centre like Employment Guarantee Plan, Complete Employment Plan, and National Rural Health Mission plan had not reached the masses, the NCP alleged.

The NCP also alleged that during this Government’s tenure a number of hunger deaths were reported in the State. The party also charged the Government with going back on its pre-poll promises of electricity,water and roads. The party informed that a large area of the State was reeling under severe drought but the Government was unmoved. They also alleged that the farmers were only receiving three hours of power supply instead of 8-10 hours. ([email protected])