SP govt's casteist mentality behind state's troubles: Mayawati
Lucknow: BSP chief Mayawati has said that the "narrow and casteist" mentality of the ruling Samajwadi government led to Uttar Pradesh's bad state of affairs, an official release said today.
"Though they claim to be socialists, their work is against society and socialism. Their thinking is narrow and casteist.. it is because SP is running the government with this mindset that the state is facing many raging issues today", the release said.
Reacting on the Rs 14,856.14 crore supplementary grants tabled in the Vidhan Sabha yesterday by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, the BSP supremo said that the ruling government has never managed to spend the funds of the general budget properly, thus the benefits won't reach the people, it said.
Taking a jibe at 'Gaon ki ore' (towards villages), state government's rural development programme tabled yesterday, Mayawati said that Saifai, Etawah, Mainpuri, Kannauj and Badaun; the strongholds of Samjawadi government are the only villages for the party, the release said.
She asked Akhilesh Yadav led government to stay away from such practices, it said.
While flaying the party for ignoring the interests of minorities, Mayawati stated that the Chief Minister has tried to please his uncles Azam Khan and Shivpal Yadav through the budget, it added.