C.M. orders suspension of SHO and Dy. SP and
dismissal of SI for misbehaving with minor girl in Etawah
DGP to probe Etawah incident
Killing of two traders in state capital :
in-charge Sarojininagar suspended
Lucknow : January 03, 2009
Taking serious note of misbehaviour with a minor girl that took
place under Jaswantnagar police station in Etawah district, the Uttar
Pradesh Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati ordered dismissal of subinspector
(SI) Shyam Lal Yadav. Besides, she also ordered suspension
of the concerning SHO and Dy. SP. Asking the Director General of
Police (DGP) to probe the incident, she directed him to submit report
within three days so that effective action could be ensured in this case.
The Chief Minister also ordered suspension of in-charge of
Sarojininagar, Lucknow for showing laxity in the killing incident of two
traders in the state capital.
Talking to the media persons at her official residence, the Chief
Minister here today said that the State Government had taken this
incident very seriously. She said that the Police Department had been
directed to ensure that such incidents were not repeated in future.
Ms. Mayawati said that the accused of the trader’s killing would
be arrested at the earliest and tough action would be initiated against
them. She said that those trying to disturb the law and order would
not be spared.
Centre yet to make available Rs. 1,300 crore
under NREGA : Chief Minister
CM asks Centre to immediately
release remaining amount
CM criticises discriminatory attitude of Central Government
CM’s letter to Prime Minister in this connection
Lucknow : February 03, 2009
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati said that an
amount of Rs. 1,300 crore out of Rs. 4,400 crore allocated to the
State under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme
(NREGA) had not as yet being made available during this financial
year, which was drawing to a close. She said that a letter in this
connection had been written by her to the Prime Minister Dr.
Manmohan Singh. She has requested to the Centre to release this
amount to the State Government immediately. She said that State
Government was facing several difficulties in providing
employment to poor people residing in villages in absence of this
The Chief Minister while talking to media representatives at
her official residence today said that she had written letter to
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on January 18, 2009 in this
connection. She said that and Central Government was not
releasing the amount under NREGA scheme, despite several
requests made by the State Government in this connection.
Centre was making discrimination in this matter, she alleged.
Ms. Mayawati has again requested to Central Government to
release the remaining amount through media. She said that
Central Government should at least rise above from political
malice towards the State and should not discriminate on the
scheme such as NREGA formulated for poor people of the country.
She said that poor people of the State was suffering on account of
such discriminatory attitude of the Centre, which was not proper.
AS THE politicians worldwide have already said that
there are no permanent friends and enemies in politics, the political
patch-up and friendship that blossomed recently between the two former
chief ministers in Uttar Pradesh, namely Kalyan Singh and Mulayam Singh
Yadav, has upset the minorities not only in the state but across the
The Muslims see Kalyan Singh
as their enemy who was instrumental in demolishing the disputed
structure at Ayodhya in 1992, and also they don’t like him for the
highly communal speeches that he made from different political
platforms in Uttar Pradesh. And now when he has shifted his loyalty
from the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) to the Samajwadi Party (SP) leader
Mulayam Singh Yadav, it has angered both the communities. Muslims are
angry with Yadav for letting the man come into the SP fold whom they
hold responsible for demolishing the ‘Babri Masjid’ and the Hindu
followers of Singh are angry with him for joining SP, as they see
Mulayam Singh Yadav as the killer and murderer of several ’Kar Sewaks’
who were killed during his tenure in the firing incident that witnessed
country wide riots as an aftermath of this incident.
biggest puzzle is in front of the members of minority community who
feel that they have been cheated and be fooled for years by these
politicians who did nothing for the welfare of the community except
keeping them under the tag of ‘minority’ in order to please them
without taking any concrete action or formulating any policy for the
family members of Muslims, which could have benefited them in real.
They are in a dilemma on the question of whom to vote and for what
reasons? Is there any plan, any programme or policy in any political
party’s manifesto which can be relied anymore for obvious reasons?
induction of Kalyan Singh into the Samajwadi Party has also irked many
SP legislators (MLA and MP). Not only this, the United Progressive
Alliance (UPA) (the Congress and even their allies) are also not able
to find a way out, as they have been in a fix over the arrival of Singh
and many of the allies. RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav has openly said he
would not go with Singh. Congress senior leader Digvijay Singh has also
asserted that he would not share the stage with the SP leaders if Singh
Every party fears of losing a considerable chunk of
votes from the minority community if they go along with Singh. All this
has made the choice for electing a party difficult for the Muslims who
have started raising their voice of forming their own political party,
which can help them and can fight for their cause.
political confluence of the UPA with the Samajwadi Party and then
joining of Kalyan Singh in their stream has made a new ‘triveni’, which
is not liked by many and in which the members of Bahujan Samaj Party
(BSP) would have the last laugh. BSP leader Mayawati would only be the
gainer as the members of minority community have more than one reason
to repose trust in Behenji. Muslims tried the Congress for more than 40
years and then Mulayam Singh Yadav too stabbed them in the back by
joining his hands first with the Congress and then by shaking hands
with Kalyan Singh. Now the Muslims have the option of only the BSP to
choose and elect from. Political analysts too feel that it would be the
BSP, which will gain from the current electoral alliances that have
emerged on the scene.
At a recent meeting of senior party leaders, it was
decided to increase the number of Muslim candidates, especially in the
light of political equations emerging after Kalyan’s pact with Mulayam,
a senior BSP leader claimed.
As per the plan, the party is
contemplating to change its candidates in 5-10 per cent seats, sources
said, adding that senior party leader and Cabinet minister Naseemuddin
Siddiqui had been entrusted with the task of mobilising the community
leaders in the BSP’s favour.
The leader said that the idea is to
field at least 25 per cent Muslim candidates that it at 20 places out
of 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh.
They said that party
supremo Mayawati is of the view that Mulayam’s bonhomie with Kalyan
would “dent” its traditional vote bank. Besides, the BSP expects
differences between SP and Congress, who were discussing a possible
coalition before Kalyan episode, would also crop up.
the party announced Muslim candidates on nearly 18 seats, however,
couple of them like Kazim Ali aka Naved Miyan, who is son of senior
Congress leader and former MP Noorbano, were replaced later on.
candidates on 15-16 seats are almost final and talks with prominent
leaders in remaining four-five seats is in the final stages, sources
claimed, adding the selection process was likely to be wrapped up in
the next couple of days.
Mumbai: In an attempt to bring Muslim clerics into party fold and
strengthen its grip of the community ahead of the general elections BSP
supremo and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has nominated Maulana
Maudood Madani, leader of Jamiat Ulama-I-Hind and son of late Maulana
Asad Madani as the party candidate form Amroha Lok Sabha constituency
in western Uttar Pradesh.
In the party workers meeting recently, Mayawati announced that
Madani, brother of MP and Jamiat leader Maulana Mahmood Madani, would
contest the Lok Sabha elections from Amroha. She said that that the
party is in need of his service. Maudood Madani has recently joined the
When contacted, Maulana Maudood Madani told TwoCircles.net that he joined BSP seeing the broader benefit of the Muslims and other backward communities.
“India has a cosmopolitan society in which people from different
religions and caste reside. Unfortunately, Muslims have been victims of
discrimination and backwardness in the country and so are the Dalits.
There is an urgent need of strong collaboration of both the communities
that are ignored and subjugated. Bahujan Samaj Party is such a platform
where the collaboration can easily take place, therefore I have joined
it,” Madani told TCN.
Asked why he did not join other political parties like SP or
Congress he said that he had always been opposing SP and now it has
included Kalyan Singh in its fold and as far as the Congress is
concerned it does not have any hold in UP and Bihar; so needless to
think of joining it.
Making it clear that his decision to join BSP was personal and any
organization had nothing to do with it, he said, “According to the
constitution of Jamiat Ulama any member of it is free to join any
secular and non-communal party and serve the nation. The decision I
have taken is completely personal.”
Maudood Madani added, “Mayawati has promised a lot to Muslims;
seeing the benefit of the community I have joined it. If it does not
fulfill its promise an alternative may be thought of. But I think that
Mayawati will surely stand by her promise as she did in the past.”
It is noteworthy that in western Uttar Pradesh Jamiat Ulama has
great influence and in past the then general secretary of the
organization Maulana Hifzur Rahman had been Lok Sabha member from
Amroha in 1957 and 1962.
Tue-Feb 03, 2009
Aligarh / Press Trust of India
While the alliance might help the
SP’s attempts to consolidate its hold on the OBC vote bank, it has
upset Muslims, who, by and large, have been supporting the party for
nearly two decades.
A cross-section of Muslims in this
university town feel that despite the passage of 16 years, few have
forgotten Kalyan Singh’s role in Babri Masjid’s demolition.
some Muslims had found it easier to accept Mulyam’s support to Kalyan
when the latter had left the BJP for the first time a few years back.
would have been understandable had Kalyan Singh apologised for his role
in Babri Masjid’s demolition before Mulayam Singh accepted his
friendship,” said Mufti Mohammad Zahid Khan, Head of the Sunni Theology
Department at AMU.
The Mufti is a known supporter of the SP and his discomfort with this newly-formed alliance is quite understandable.
alarm bells are ringing for the Samajwadi Party, as Uttar Pradesh Chief
Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati, smelling an
opportunity, has started sending feelers to prominent Muslim leaders in
Speculation is rife that the BSP is planning to make
some last minute changes in its list of candidates for the Lok Sabha
polls by giving tickets to prominent minority leaders in Muslim
“Till a few days back it had
appeared that the Congress-Samajwadi Party alliance would bag almost 90
percent of the Muslim vote in Uttar Pradesh but now it is hard to
predict what will happen three months down the line,” President of
Muslim Millat Bedari Committee, Jasim Mohammad told PTI.
points out that what has hurt the Muslim community most is not just the
entry of Kalyan Singh into the SP fold, but the blatant manner in which
some senior party leaders are vying with each other “to give a clean
chit to Kalyan Singh for his role in Babri Masjid’s demolition and the
blood bath which followed.”
“The failure of the SP supremo to
demand an apology from Kalyan Singh for his role in Babri Masjid’s
demolition is a political betrayal of his friendship with Muslims,”
Saleem Akhtar, President of the AMU Teachers Association said.
Secretary of AMU Teachers’ Association, however, summed up the
situation to say “It is true that Muslims are rattled by Kalyan Singh
joining hands with SP. However, as polls draw near, people will realise
that the only choice before them is a BJP-led NDA or a Congress-led
Meanwhile, the Bahujan Samaj Party has already organised a
Muslim convention in Allahabad and even Samajwadi Party MP from Budaun,
Salim Sherwani, has dubbed the convention in which senior Uttar Pradesh
minister and BSP leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui took part as “very
Siddiqui recently hit out at Mulayam Singh and termed Kalyan’s joining hands with SP a cruel joke for the Muslim community.
By chennaivision at 2 February, 2009, 6:42 pm
Afzal Ansari, the suspended Samajwadi Party MP, who yesterday joined
the ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), today challenged his former party
to gain victory from here or its nearby parliamentary seat in the
coming Lok Sabha election.
Addressing nespersons here, from where he has been declared the BSP
candidate at the hustings, Afzal said the SP should stop dreaming about
its win from this or Varanasi parliamentary seat.
Charging the SP with getting strayed from its objectives, Afzal
said, ”now, it is more attached to the film world and Mumbai.” He also
dared the SP to suspend his elder brother and Mohammadabad MLA
Sabattullah from the party on having courage.
Afzal further denied his involvement into the BJP MLA Krishnanad
Rai’s killing and said he was framed into the case. Afzal was accused,
along with his brother Muktar, in the infamous Krishnanand Rai murder
case in 2005.
Muktar, an independant MLA from Mau, is still incarcerated in Agra,
while Afzal was bailed out by the Allahabad High Court last month.
Yesterday, Afzal had joined the BSP and was administered oath by BSP Convenor Tribhuvan Dutt at a degree college near Ghazipur.
Afzal had expressed full faith in the policies of the ruling party and had also carried out a road show here.
The SP had charged him with violating the whip of the party during the Vote of Confidence in July and suspended him.
Afzal had also won the last election from Ghazipur parliamentary seat.
Bureau - News4u : New Delhi, Jan 31: Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections,
Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Saturday accused the Congress of
dividing Aboriginal, Inhabitants of Jambudvipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath (SC/STs)votes by using Lok Janshakti Party leader Ram Vilas
“In an effort to wean away Aboriginal, Inhabitants of Jambudvipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath (SC/STs) voters
from BSP, Congress is using Ram Vilas Paswan to bring the various Aboriginal, Inhabitants of Jambudvipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath (SC/STs) organisations on one platform,” the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister said
addressing a closed door one-day convention of BSP’s Delhi unit where
the media was kept away.
She cautioned the BSP cadres against the “dubious tactics” of Congress.
Mayawati claimed that opposition parties, “especially BJP and
Congress” used all possible means to “mentally torture” Dr B R
Ambedkar, BSP founder Kanshi Ram and herself.
“They accused Kanshi Ram of being a CIA agent,” she said adding that
raids were carried out at the residences of her parents in the presence
of the media.
She said it was essential for workers to understand the principles
and policies of BSP to carry out an effective election campaign,
according to a party statement issued here.
According to sources aware of the proceedings, Mayawati also said
discussion on issues like possible pre-poll electoral alliances was “a
waste of time” for the workers.
She asked the workers to ensure victory of all the party candidates and warned the cadre against internal bickering, they said.
The BSP has so far announced three candidates from Delhi for Lok Sabha elections.
While BSP has no representation in the Lok Sabha from Delhi, two of
its candidates made to the Delhi Legislative Assembly during the recent