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A plot on the moon as b’day gift for Mayawati-UP CM Mayawati releases 25 convicts on her birthday-Landlords exploited SC/STs in Aldur- Scheduled Caste (Aboriginal Inhabitant of Jambudvipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath treated as Untouchable)youth allegedly made to eat human excreta-Fact Sheet: No place for SC/ST (Aboriginal Inhabitants of Jambudvipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath treated as Untouchables) in JAC-Cong leaders controversial ‘caste list’- 6th Universal peace march -2010 -SC stay on Noida park statues causing Rs 3 lakh loss per day: UP govt
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A plot on the moon as b’day gift for Mayawati
http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/politics/a-plot-on-the-moon-as-bday-gift-for-mayawati_100304753.html

A plot on the moon as b’day gift for Mayawati
January 16th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS  -
Lucknow, Jan 16 (IANS) To please “Behenji”, some Bahujan Samaj Party
(BSP) partymen are willing to go to any lengths. On her 54th birthday,
BSP boss and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has been gifted a
three-acre plot - on nothing less than the moon!
The special gift was made by BSP leader from Kanpur, Mahendra Singh Sengar.
http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/politics/a-plot-on-the-moon-as-bday-gift-for-mayawati_100304753.html
He told reporters here Saturday that he purchased the lunar plot from
US-based Lunar Republic Society. The society openly sells plots on the
moon, said Sengar, showing the registration papers signed by its
member-secretary Margaret Hayes Barton.

The papers, however do not mention the price he paid for the plot.
Sengar took offence on being asked how much he shelled out for the
lunar plot.

“How does it matter how much it cost me; when I am gifting the plot to
my most revered Behenji, its price is immaterial. It is the feeling
that matters,” he said.

Mayawati, who was known for her ostentatious birthday parties in the
past, celebrated her 54th birthday Friday without the usual cultural
extravaganza, announcing welfare programmes and development schemes
worth a whopping Rs.7,312 crore (Rs.70.3 billion).

UP CM Mayawati releases 25 convicts on her birthday

STAFF WRITER 19:40 HRS IST

Lucknow, Jan 15 (PTI) On the occasion of her birthday, Uttar Pradesh


Chief Minister Mayawati has recommended release of 25 old and sick


convicts undergoing imprisonment in various jails of the state.




The government has already recommended it to Governor BL Joshi, CM


Mayawati said here.




The government has also decided to release of 26,336 poor inmates who


were languishing in jails due to non payment of bail amount while 960


other were also released on bail after completion of half of their


jail term.




Meanwhile, several welfare camps were organised across the state to


provide benefits of various welfare schemes being run by the state


government to people.




She also saw saw a colourful programme in which school children participated.




Mayawati also laid the foundation stones for 264 welfare schemes.


‘Landlords exploited SC/STs in Aldur’

‘’People with vested interests among the upper class are responsible
for the pathetic life condition of SC/STs in Machagondana Halli,'’
said BSP

Speaking, after listening to the grievances of SC/STs
in Machagondana Halli, BSP said that SC/STs in the region
were being exploited by landlords and people from upper class in the
region. Moreover, they were also trying to take away SC/STs land.
“Those people did not allow SC/STs, who live in huts without any basic
facilities, to come to the mainstreams of the society,” BSP charged.
There is no legal hurdle before the government to issue title deeds to
SC/STs. The SC/ST colony is situated outside the college campus, BSP
said adding that lack of political will is the only reason why title
deeds were not distributed to SC/STs.

At any cost, SC/STs, who dwell in the colony, should not be shifted.
Moreover, they should be given title deeds for their land and
infrastructure should also be provided for their colony, BSP
emphasised. Government should take initiative to reclaim land
encroached by upper class people in the region, BSP added.

Memorandum to DC

BSP workers submitted a memorandum seeking title deeds for
SC/STs of Machagondana Halli colony to the Deputy Commissioner R
Narayanaswamy.  They alleged in the memorandum that a local person had
encroached about 10 acres of land near the SC/ST colony in
Machagondana Halli. They charged that those people’s representatives
neither raise voice against the land encroachment, nor help SC/STs in
the colony.

Tamil Nadu

MADURAI, January 15, 2010

 
Scheduled Caste (Aboriginal Inhabitant of Jambudvipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath treated as Untouchable)youth allegedly made to eat human excreta



A 24-year-old SC youth was allegedly made to eat human excreta at


Melakoilpatti village coming under Nilakottai circle and Batlagundu


police station limits in Dindigul district.



P. Sadaiyandi, in his complaint to the police, has said that on


January 7 a group of Thevar Christian youth stopped him near the


village salon and abused him by his caste name for daring to defy the


ban on SCs wearing footwear in the streets where upper castes live.

The group comprising Arockiasamy, David, Selvendran, Kennedy,

Kannadasan, Peter and Anbu beat him up. Two of them then forced his


mouth open and thrust excrement down his throat. They later smeared


his face with it.

The SCs of Indira Nagar in his village came to his rescue and took

him to the hospital where he underwent treatment. However, fearing


repercussion, Sadaiyandi did not file a complaint against them


immediately and waited till the next day.



The Batlagundu police on Friday, January 15, filed a case against


Arockiasamy and 20 others under Sections 147, 148, 341, 323, 355, 324,


506 (2) of the Indian Penal Code and Sections 3(1) (10) and 3(1)(3) of


Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities


Act),1989. No arrest has been made so far.

Madurai-based non-governmental organisation Evidence, which conducted

a field study, found that animosity between the SC/STs and Thevars had


been there for sometime after a ruckus on Christmas Day.




A. Kathir, Executive Director, Evidence, said that complaints had been


sent to National Human Rights Commission, State Human Rights


Commission and Chief Secretary.


Fact Sheet: No place for SC/ST (Aboriginal Inhabitants of Jambudvipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath treated as Untouchables) in JAC

SC/ST ) groups forming part of the Telangana Joint Action Committee are
fretting and fuming at the JAC leaders for ignoring them in taking
decisions
on taking forward the Telangana movement.

The way the SC/ST was treated at the JAC meeting a couple of days ago
resulted in a lot of
heart burn among the SC/ST groups. “He has every right
to express his
opinion. Why should his mike be snatched away?
Would they do the same
thing if TRS president K Chandrasekhara Rao was speaking?”
a SC
leader said.

It was also pointed out that whenever the JAC leaders address
a press conference, they would not allow a single SC/ST leader to
speak. “Take any photograph published in the media. You would find
only upper caste leaders in the front row, while we are seen only in
the back rows”.

The SC/ST organisations are also threatening to go independently,
alleging that the political parties were fighting for one-upmanship
rather than fighting for the Telangana cause. “There is no proper
representation for SCs, STs, BCs, women and minorities in the JAC. All
those who are taking decisions are only from upper castes. How can
they ensure social justice in the Telangana? We will chalk our own
plans at the grassroot level.”

Cong leaders controversial ‘caste list’

Prevention of Atrocities Act, state Congress chief Anil Kumar Sharma

and AICC Bihar in-charge Jagdish Tytler are desperately trying to


wriggle out of the soup they find themselves after distribution of the


list of BPCC office-bearers with their castes affixed against their


names. They included Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar.

BSP adds that the best solution to stop such happenings is to make BSP as the
ruling community which is strongly working Social Transformation through social engineering
and for Economic Emancipation.People should work hard to make large number of
people at sector and booth level to strengthen BSP. Once the Master Key is got every thing
will become alright

   YOUTH BUDDHIST SOCIETY OF INDIA (YBS)

Regd Office- RZ A3/108 ,
Street No. 1, Durga Park, New Delhi-110045 India

ybsindia2003@yahoo.com,
www.ybsindia.org


Ref. ……………                                                                                                                                                                   Date
.12/01/2010

                                                  
                          invitation

 

TO,

Dear
friends

          
                                 6th  
Universal peace march -2010 

                                                
Srawasti – sankisa 28 jan – 8 fab 2010 

                             Hello, Dear
Friends! Wish you a very Happy New Year 2010 in advance. Hopefully you all must
be very well as usual. I am very glad to tell you that as every year this year
also YBS is going to organize 6th Universal Peace March on 28th
January to 8th Feb. 2010.

                               Every year,
since 2005 under the cooperation between Youth Buddhist Society of India
(YBS
) and International Work Camp Organization (IWO) S.Korea,
“Universal Peace March (UPM)” has been held in different parts of India and Nepal. We are promoting peace by
sharing our ideas about global issues with youths from all over the world.
Within 12 days we will stay in different places and have meetings with
different religion, cast and rural village people. We will share how to make
peace to each other, how to be in peace between young people and how to be
aware and recover the humanity. In 2010, Foreign and Indian participants will
march from Shravasti, (India)
to Sankissa (India)
by walking. Local hosting condition will be inconvenient sometimes but it will
be a good opportunity to think and do for peace .

In
the present scenario we are facing so many problems such as Terrorism, war over
the land, war over the borders, war over the natural resources such as oil,
water etc, war over the development, war over the religion, cast, colors etc,
conflict over the education, technology. Domestic violence is also one of the
biggest increasing problems. Now we have started to face the effect of Global
Warming, pollution and effect of plastic problem. Because of developed science
and technology human is reaching on the moon but on the other side human is
killing to each other every day and every moment. 

So
dear friends stand up for Peace, come and join us. We do hope people will be
encouraged by your representation and about your ideas and contributed sharing.
Please come and represent yourself, your country and the whole universe.

If
anyone who wants to put their holly step for peace during the March, please do
feel free to contact me. For more information you can also visit our website- www.ybsindia.org 

Looking
forward to see you during the 6th UPM. 

Pravin
Bauddha

Coordinator-

Universal
Peace March

Cell
No. +91 9897269184, 0091 9937393526

Email-  ,ybsindia2003@yahoo.com


Infosheet  for participants of UPM 2010

                            

 6th Universal  Peace  March in India

28th
Jan
 – 8th Feb 2010 (12days)

 

 

YBS

Youth Buddhist
Society

Vivek Vihar
Colony District Mainpuri,
Uttar Pradesh – India
205001

www.ybsindia.org   

 

IWO

International
Workcamp Organization

331-15,
Sogyo-dong, 121-836,

   Seoul,
Korea

www.1.or.kr

 

 

 

 

 

Universal Peace March 2010
- PEACE ON YOUR FOOT -

 

BACKGROUND       

India is the second biggest country in Asia. It has
diverse religion
s,
culture
s, casts, and climates. There
are many disputes due to religion and cast. As you know there
also border conflicts between India and Pakistan. Due to the problem, people have been killing each other. You can see the same problem in Nepal
and Bangladesh
as well. Once a year
, we hold the Peace March project to help people
be aware of this situation.

YBS(Youth
Buddhist Society
) is trying to create mutual harmony
and friendship
in spite of their religion: Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim
or Christian. When national and international government
s cannot stop the violence and conflicts, it is
time for youths
in the
world to take action and put an end to one of the longest
running conflicts in
history
. This humanistic and peaceful march will give an opportunity to the
participants from various countries to be involved directly or indirectly in
global issues
.

In addition, the each destination of the march is a holy site of
Buddhism in history. However, the activities and the objectives are not just
related with Buddhism but the peace.

OBjectives

What is the Universal Peace
March? What is the purpose of this march?

Since 2005, under
the cooperation between YBS
(Youth Buddhist Society) and IWO(International Workcamp Organization), “Universal Peace March
(UPM)”
has been held in different parts of India.

This year we are please announce that the 6th Universal Peace
March(UPM) will be held from sravasti
to Sankisa, India with the name of “PEACE IN YOUR FOOT”.
We promote peace by sharing our ideas about global issues with youths
from all over the world.

During the 12 day march, we will stay in different locals and have meetings with various people no matter what their religions are or where they come
from
. We will share ideas about how to promote peace with each
other,
how there can be peace among young people, and how
to be aware and recover
a sense of mutual
humanity. In 200
9, foreign and Indian participants will march from Lumbini, Nepal
to Sravasti
, India on foot. Local living condition will be
inconvenient
during the march in general. However, this will be
a good opportunity to challenge you
rself.

PROJECT  INFORMATION

*Duration:  28 Jan, 2009 – 8 Feb, 2009, (12days)

*Distance of march: About 500 km, from Sravasti to Sankisa in India

*Organized
by:
 Youth Buddhist Society(YBS), India

International
Workcamp Organization(IWO), Korea

 

*Participants:  -Those who are
more than 18 years old

                          -Those
who are interested in promoting world peace

 

*Language:  English   

*MEETING POINT & TIME - there will be two meeting point

1.      
28, Jan 2010,
10:00am
at Thai
Buddhist temple Saravasti
.

: Please make sure to book your train before 40 to 45 days in advance otherwise you can’t get sits.

You can
come directly
Sravasti from Nepal or Kolkatta.

 

2.      
27. Jan
2010,5:00 pm in front of new Delhi
Railway station near Bank of Barauda ATM

(pahargunj site ),

 

*Insurance: Insurance will not be provided. Participants
should
prepare
overseas insurance from

their
countries.

 

3.Participants fee- 180 euro, food and accommodation will be covered
during UPM.

 

*Accommodation: Participants
will stay in local accommodation. Accommodation
could be
schools, village community centers,
or temples
(Hindu, Buddhist, Islam, Christian, Sikh, Jaina etc). Participants should not
expect convenient facilities like those in their countries
, with amenities such as hot water, good toilet, beds, etc.

 

*Food:  During the 12-day-peaceful journey,
participants will have local vegetarian food for their
     meals. Participants can cook vegetarian
food in their own style and share. Peace
March is
not a picnic or
a race but
instead a spiritual journey to foster a positive mentality in
young people and a peaceful future. It will
be a time to understand the diverse value of life.

* Non-vegetable food and alcohol
is not allowed during the march
.

 

*Daily distance to march:  

We will move approximately 50 km a
day. Participants will walk
15-20 km in a day and take a public transportation for the rest of the
distance

 

*Urgent Contact in India:

Cell  Number. 0091
9937393526

 

*Special Remark*

During the 12-days of journey,
participants are asked to interaction with local people.
Therefore, p
eople who take part in UPM are asked
to have
OPEN-MIND, TOLERANCE.
T
he success of UPM project depends on the volunteer being prepared to take
responsibility for her/himself. The volunteer should not only be able to work
independently but also be able to work well as a part of the group. To take
part in a camp also means to organi
ze the
camp TOGETHER.


*Daily
Schedule

 

Time

Activity

6:00 – 7:00

Yoga & Morning Gathering

7:00 – 8:00

Breakfast

8:00 – 8:30

Start the March

12:00 –13:00

Lunch(on the way)

18:00 – 19:00

Dinner(at the destination of the day)

20:00 – 21:30

Culture exchange program & meeting

 

 

 

SC stay on Noida park statues causing Rs 3 lakh loss per day: UP govt
SC stay on Noida park statues causing Rs 3 lakh loss per day: UP govt
PTI, 15 January 2010, 07:02pm IST


NEW DELHI: Uttar Pradesh government today told the Supreme Court that


its order to stop the work for construction of statues and memorials


for Scheduled Caste
(Aboriginal Inhabitant of Jambudvipa, that is, the Great
Prabuddha Bharath treated as Untouchable)
leaders, including those of Mayawati and her political

mentor Kanshi Ram at a park in Noida near here, was causing a loss of


Rs three lakh everyday.

“All work has been held up. We are losing Rs three lakh everyday,”

senior advocate K K Venugopal, appearing for Uttar Pradesh government,


told a Special Forest Bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan.



The Bench, also comprising Justices S H Kapadia and Aftab Alam, had on

October 9 directed Uttar Pradesh government to stop the work at the


site and allowed NOIDA authorities only to continue with other work


like planting of trees.




However, later the Centre in its affidavit had said there was no need


for environmental clearance for the controversial project.




The Centre’s view was in response to the apex court notice asking it


to respond to the Central Empowered Committee report stating that the


state government should seek environmental clearance for the Rs


650-crore project in the 33.43 hectare.




The Centre had earlier opposed the project on environmental grounds.




When the matter came up for hearing, Venugopal said the Centre’s


affidavit was in favour of Uttar Pradesh government and it should be


given permission at the earliest to go ahead with the construction


work.




The Bench posted the matter for further hearing on February 5 as the


state government itself has sought adjournment.


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01/16/10
Mayawati releases book on birthday-Mayawati paints Lucknow BSP blue on her birthday-Mayawati announces welfare schemes worth Rs 7,312 crore on her birthday -Mayawati announces 264 welfare measures -Leaders and members of BSP celebrating 54th Birthday of Uttar Pradesh CM and BSP Leader Mayawati at Shikshakara Sadan, in Bangalore on Friday 15th January 2010
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Mayawati releases book on birthday

Agencies

Lucknow, Jan 15 – On her 54th birthday Friday, Bahujan Samaj Party
(BSP) boss and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati released the fifth
volume of her book detailing her political struggles. In it, Mayawati
has claimed she would have become prime minister but for the ‘ganging
up by Congress, BJP and Samajwadi Party’.

The BSP chief released the book, titled ‘Mere
Sangharshmay Jeevan Evam BSP Movement ka Safarnam’, at her official
residence here.

Releasing the book, she said: ‘This volume has a detailed account of
the progress made by the party togther with whatever I have done over
the past one year.’

In this 1,100-page volume, Maywati flays the opposition for criticising
her decision to dedicate and build memorials for leading SC/ST/OBC icons,
who she alleged were ’systematically ignored by successive ruling
parties over the years’.

Lashing out at the Congress party in particular, for what she termed as
its ‘anti-SC/ST mindset’, Mayawati writes in her book: ‘The Congress
party has made these memorials, built in the interest and for the use
of general public, as an excuse for their political animosity to us. In
addition to misusing the central government machinery for the purpose,
they are also opposing these vehemently in the court of law.’

She goes on to add: ‘These historic construction works executed by my
government in Uttar Pradesh are like a thorn in the flesh of the
Congress party.’

Referring to her book, she said: ‘I am able to write this for the
readers because it has been a very old hobby of mine to get up early in
the morning and do some reading and writing. That was how many
documents related to the BSP movement are now treasured by the party.’

She also made it a point to claim that she would have become the
country’s prime minister ‘if it were not for the ganging up by
Congress, BJP and Samajwadi Party.’


Mayawati paints Lucknow BSP blue on her birthday


Lucknow, Jan 15

The Uttar Pradesh capital was literally covered under a blue blanket - from blue lights to blue buntings - to mark the 54th birthday Friday of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president and state Chief Minister Mayawati.

Long strings of tiny blue lights were draped around each of the
monuments erected by the Mayawati government in the name of different SC/ST/OBC icons, including Babasaheb Ambedkar, Shahuji Maharaj, Narayan
Guru, Ramaswamy Periyar, Jyotiba Phule and of course Kanshi Ram, the
BSP founder and Mayawati’s political mentor.

Mayawati’s half a dozen statues erected at different places across
the city were bedecked profusely with exquisite flowers, ordered
specially from Delhi and other places.

Millions of tiny blue bulbs were used to lend the city a BSP blue
hue.  The city sure wore a new look with the new
kind of illumination.

The decoration and illuminations on the birthday of “Behenji”, as
she is known to her followers, were as on a grander scale than the
adornments on Independence Day or Republic Day.

While the chief minister confined herself to the four walls of her
heavily guarded official residence, people thronged the memorials for a
glimpse of the decorations.

Security was beefed up in and around each of the memorials since Thursday.

Mayawati announces welfare schemes worth Rs 7,312 crore on her birthday

The Chief Minister of the country’s most populous state Uttar Pradesh, Mayawati while celebrating her 54th birthday announced welfare schemes worth Rs.7,312 crore today.

Mayawati kept the celebration low key at her official residence. The
main event was the unveiling of 265 foundation stones and plaques by
the minister.

The various inaugurations included foundation stone laying of new
bridges, construction of new roads, installation of new ambitious power
projects,
drinking water and sanitation projects under development schemes while she also announced a host of schemes for the poor. 

A pension of Rs. 300 a month for the poor was also announced, and is
expected to cost the government around Rs.1,100 crores. Explaining the
need for the pension scheme she said the centre programmes had a cap on
the number of beneficiaries and thus a large number of poor could not
be covered. She said that her government has requested the centre on
many occasion for increasing the cap on beneficiaries as it proposes to
cover about 30 lakh BPL people who are without specified cards. The
pension is to be given in six-monthly cycles.

Mayawati said, ‘These welfare programmes, schemes and development projects were, in all, worth Rs.7, 312 crores.’  

She also announced the release of 25 mentally handicapped prisoners
and undertrials while proposing to release 26,335 undertrials who have
completed 50 percent of the jail term to which they could be sentenced
for their alleged crimes.

She distributed tri-cycles to the physically challenged while also
marking the start of the new pension scheme handed out some cheques to
the BPL families.

Mayawati announces 264 welfare measures

Special Correspondent

LUCKNOW: Reiterating her commitment to the welfare of the
downtrodden and deprived sections of society on her 54th birthday,
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Friday launched a new scheme:
“Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mahamaya Gharib Arthik Madad Yojana”, the
beneficiaries would be entitled to Rs. 300 per month. The amount would
be deposited in two half-yearly instalments in their bank accounts. The
scheme was granted Cabinet approval on Thursday.

A special cell has been created in the Chief Minister’s secretariat
in the Lal Bahadur Shastri Annexe Bhawan in the State capital for the
implementation of the scheme. It would be directly monitored by the
Chief Minister’s Office. About 30 lakh poor families would benefit in
the first year of the scheme and the remaining would be covered
subsequently.

The scheme for the poor is among the 264 new public welfare measures
and programmes worth Rs. 7312 crore, which were launched by Ms.
Mayawati at a function to mark her birthday at her 5, Kalidas Marg
official residence here on Friday. The English and Hindi editions of
the fifth volume of Ms. Mayawati’s book , “ A Travelogue of My
Struggle-Ridden Life and BSP Movement” was released by her on the
occasion. Running up to 1100 pages, the anthology is also known as the
“Blue Book” of the Bahujan Samaj Party.


People’s welfare day

Unlike in the past, Ms. Mayawati’s birthday this year is being
celebrated as “people’s welfare day” with public welfare camps
supervised by the district magistrates being held in the 71 districts
of Uttar Pradesh on Friday. Earlier, January 15 was celebrated as
“arthik sahyog divas” (financial help day). In her brief address, the
Chief Minister described the launch of the new welfare measures as a
“gift to the people on her birthday.” Ms. Mayawati said the financial
help scheme for the poor and needy has been launched to fulfil their
needs of livelihood. Ms. Mayawati said under the Government of India’s
programme, 1.7 crore BPL families were entitled for 35 kilogram of
ration, whereas in U.P. alone the number of BPL families had crossed
1.7 crore.

Ms. Mayawati regretted that the Centre had still not acted on her
request for a Rs. 80,000 crore special incentive package and said the
welfare measures have been launched with the State’s own resources. The
Chief Minister said the beneficiaries of “UP CM Mahamaya Gharib Arthik
Madad Yojana” would be selected through open meetings in gram sabhas
and urban areas.

The meetings would be supervised by the DMs and objections would be
invited against the names published in the beneficiaries’ list and the
final list would be declared after thorough examination. The CM
promised complete transparency.

The other projects included in the 264 schemes related to 111 new
bridges, about 50 new roads, bus stations, sewerage schemes in several
towns, critical care unit in Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical
University in Lucknow, 27 power sub stations and agriculture reform
programmes.

On Thursday, the Cabinet had given its nod to additional five per
cent dearness allowance to state employees with retrospective effect
from July 1, 2009.

Leaders
and members of BSP celebrating 54th Birthday of Uttar Pradesh CM and
BSP Leader Mayawati at Shikshakara Sadan, in Bangalore on Friday 15th
January 2010

The event was marked by Dollu Vadhya and Mayawati’s songs by Kala Mandira. Leaders cut cake and distributed to the BSP members.Distribution sweets by Mr.J.Chandrasekharan. Presentation of cash awards to the poor and disabled people. Mr.Jainlal presented Saries to all the women participants. Mr.R.Muniappa welcomed the gathering. Dr.Ashok Sidharth, Mr.Udha, Koramangala Muniappa. Mr.Gopinath and Karnatak President Mr.Marasandra Muniappa gave wonderful speech on the occassion. 

Shikshakara Sadan was filled with BSP members. Youths from Kadugondana Halli, City Market joined in large numbers to BSP.

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01/14/10
BSP sweeps Uttar Pradesh council polls-BSP wins remaining seats in Uttar Pradesh council poll-Interests of cane growers accorded top priority by state government — Chief Minister Raw sugar will not be imported in U.P. until cane crushing is totally completed — Mayawati-Mayawati’s big birthday bash has cash concessions for poor-Mayawati offers Rs.5 crore to Indian hockey team
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BSP sweeps Uttar Pradesh council polls


January 13th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS


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Bahujan Samaj Party
Lucknow, Jan 13 (IANS) The ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) made a
clean sweep in the Uttar Pradesh legislative council polls, winning 31
of the 33 seats, counting for which was held Wednesday.

According to sources in the State Election Commission, of the 33 seats
for which counting was held, the BSP won 31, the Congress and the
Samajwadi Party (SP) could get only one seat each, while the Bharatiya
Janata Party (BJP) could not even open its account.

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Polling for the Uttar Pradesh legislative council to elect 36
representatives from 35 local authority constituencies took place Jan 7
with around 90 percent of the electorate exercising their franchise.

Of the 36 seats, the results for 33 seats were declared Wednesday,
while those of the other three seats - Aligarh, Meerut-Ghaziabad,
Bulandshar - will be announced Thursday as re-polling was held
Wednesday following some complaints with the Election Commission.

The Uttar Pradesh legislative council (Vidhan Parishad) has 100
members. Of these, 36 are elected by the local bodies. Other members
are elected by graduates, teachers and legislators of the lower house,
while some members are nominated.


BSP wins remaining seats in Uttar Pradesh council poll


Bahujan Samaj Party
Lucknow, Jan 14 (IANS) The ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) won all the
three remaining seats of the Uttar Pradesh legislative council,
counting for which was held Thursday.

Aligarh, Meerut-Ghaziabad, and Bulandshahr, sources in
the poll panel said all the three seats went to the BSP, taking its
total to 34.

Re-polling for the three seats took place Wednesday after some complaints were registered with the Election Commission.

Results of 33 seats were announced Wednesday with the BSP
registering victory on 31, the Congress and the Samajwadi Party (SP)
won only one seat each, while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) could
not even open its account.

Polling for the Uttar Pradesh legislative council to elect 36
representatives from 35 local authority constituencies took place Jan 7
with around 90 percent of the electorate exercising their franchise.

Press Information Bureau
(C.M. Information Campus)
Information & Public Relations Department, U.P.

Interests of cane growers

accorded top priority by state government
— Chief Minister

Raw sugar will not be imported in U.P.
until cane crushing is totally completed
— Mayawat

Lucknow: 12 January 2010

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati said that the interests
of the farmers had been accorded top priority by the state government.
Keeping this in view, it had been decided that the raw sugar would not be
imported in U.P. until the crushing of cane is fully completed. She said that
all the farmers of the state had supported the decision of the state
government. She said that the state government had taken this decision in
favour of the consumer as well.

It may be recalled that the Union Agriculture Minister had requested
the state government to restart the import of raw sugar, but the state
government, keeping in view interests of the cane growers, had requested
the Central Government that the import of raw sugar was not suitable in
the state. The import of raw sugar may ignite unrest among the cane
growers and it may create few other problems as well.

Ms. Mayawati said that the state government was fully aware and
sensitive towards the cane growers. The officers had been directed from
time to time to solve the matters related with the interests of the cane
growers in an effective manner, she pointed out. Besides, all the divisional
Commissioners had already been directed to coordinate with ganna vikas
samitis/ganna kisan pratinidhis and sugar mills, so that the cane growers
were provided facilities and were also given impetus besides the state
advisory price. Following these orders, the cane growers were being
provided various facilities.
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Mayawati’s big birthday bash has cash concessions for poor

Mayawati’s big birthday bash has cash concessions for poor
Sanjay Singh Posted online: Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 0406 hrs
Lucknow : Plans to launch new scheme for those without BPL cards
The latest entrants to Chief Minister Mayawati’s birthday party are
those who do not have the below poverty level (BPL) cards.

On January 15, her birthday, Mayawati is likely to announce a new
scheme for this section — one that will entail financial help through
cash doles. The scheme is to be named “Uttar Pradesh Mukhya Mantri
Mahamaya Garib Arthik Sahayata Yojana”.

Officials are busy working out the details, but sources said a few
things have already been settled. Each family will get Rs 300 per
month, 50 per cent of the beneficiaries will be Scheduled Castes and
Scheduled Tribes, and families headed by women will get preference.
Only families which do not get the benefit of any existing scheme for
the poor will be entitled to avail this scheme.

Sources said the idea was to launch the state’s own pro-poor
initiatives which reaches out to those who do not get any benefit from
existing schemes like old-age or widow pension and antyodaya. Almost
all existing schemes are funded by the Centre and in each a BPL card
is the ticket to the benefits.

The state government has made several requests to the Centre to
increase allocations for various pro-poor schemes, arguing that
surveys of BPL families were faulty and did not reflect the correct
picture.

“The Union government has not paid any attention to these requests. As
a result, a large number of poor people do not get any benefit because
their names do not figure on the BPL list,” said an official.

The new scheme is expected to serve two purposes. It will help the
chief minister counter the Congress which has been trying to get
political mileage out of all pro-poor schemes by telling the people
they were being financed by the Centre and that the state was just
implementing them.

Besides, it is expected to build pressure on the Centre to accept the
state’s figure of poor families and increase allocation to various
schemes.

An official said the survey to identify beneficiary families under the
new scheme will be completed in four to five months. However, the
government is yet to identify the department that will conduct the
survey.

One option in consideration is to identify the beneficiaries in open
meetings of the gram sabha.
Mayawati offers Rs.5 crore to Indian hockey team
January 14th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS  -
Lucknow, Jan 14 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Thursday
offered Rs.5 crore to the Indian hockey team, along with a sponsorship
for the next two years, a day after the crisis between the players and
Hockey India ended.
The players had marched out of the preparatory camp in Pune for this
year’s World Cup over non payment of dues.

“Besides giving a sum of Rs.5 crore to the Indian hockey team, we are
also ready to take care of the sponsorship of the team for the next
two years,” Mayawati said here.

“I am doing it for my love for sports and I cannot see our national
team losing their morale simply for want of finances, when they should
be preparing for the World Cup to make the nation proud,” she added.

This is said to be a gift to the hockey players by the UP CM on her

54th birthday this January 15.



Sources said that UP government has also offered to hand over the


money as a sponsor for next two years.




The announcement from Mayawati should come as a great help to warring


sporting authorities over payment to players.

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01/12/10
C.M. severely criticises Union Agriculture Minister for his irresponsible and insensitive statement People facing problem of inflation owing to wrong economic, export and import policies of Centre Without assessing demand, Centre exported sugar on lower prices to benefit sugar mills — Mayawati
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(C.M. Information Campus)
Information & Public Relations Department, U.P.

C.M. severely criticises Union Agriculture Minister

for his irresponsible and insensitive statement

People facing problem of inflation owing to

wrong economic, export and import policies of Centre

Without assessing demand, Centre exported

sugar on lower prices to benefit sugar mills
— Mayawati

Lucknow: January 11, 2010


The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati, while reacting sharply

over the statement of Mr. Sharad Pawar, Union Agriculture Minister of the
Congress led UPA Government, in which he said that ‘he did not know
when the prices would come down – he is no astrologer’– said that it was
a highly irresponsible and insensitive statement by a person, who happens
to be a Minister of the Government of India. She said that the Union
Agriculture Minister, in his statement, was holding UP Government
responsible for the rising prices of sugar, which showed that he was
shirking away from his responsibilities.

The Chief Minister said that owing to wrong economic, export and
import policies of the Centre and its mentality to benefit capitalists, the
prices of food grains, pulses and edible oils had been rising day after day
and it was affecting the life of people adversely. She said that the Central
Government should have timely assessed the situation and taken steps,
but the Government of India neither made any effort to control prices of
the edible articles nor it fulfilled its responsibilities. Instead it remained
fully insensitive towards its duties, she pointed out.

Expressing her surprise, Ms. Mayawati said that on one hand the
Government of India did not pay any attention towards the rising prices of
food grains and sugar, while on the other its ministers were issuing
irresponsible statements that encouraged forces which were responsible for
rising prices. Owing to these statements, these forces were now indulging
in increasing the prices of essential commodities without any fear.

The Chief Minister regretted that the ministers of the UPA
Government, instead of checking the rising inflation, were issuing
irresponsible statements that encouraged hoarders and black marketeers.

She said that the hoarders and black marketeers took advantage of the
statements of the Union Ministers which said that the rise in the prices
would continue for two years. Owing to these statements, such forces
stored edible articles including sugar and created artificial demand. She
demanded from the Central Government that such mentality should be
checked immediately.

Ms. Mayawati said that the crushing season 2006-07 was best for the
sugar production, during which 283 lakh MT of sugar was produced, while
during 2007-08 season 264.16 lakh MT sugar was produced. She alleged
that the Central Government did not keep the sugar requirements of the
country in mind and it did not create adequate buffer stock in the years
2006-07 and 2007-08. She said that the Central Government, without
assessing the future sugar demands of the country, allowed export of
sugar on minimum prices for two years continuously to benefit the sugar
mills. She said that owing to this wrong decision of the Centre, the sugar
was imported from the international market at higher rates during the year
2009-10, which caused huge financial losses to the Government of India
and the people were forced to face rising prices.

Rubbishing Mr. Pawar’s statement that the state government had
banned import of raw sugar, the Chief Minister said that the state
government had advised the Railway Board to postpone transportation of
raw sugar through railway racks for a limited period only. The state
government had taken this step to save the railway property from the
resentment of the cane growers. She said that her government had taken
this action with an objective to protect the interests of the farmers during
the current crushing season.

Ms. Mayawati said that her government had taken several steps to
check the prices of foodgrains and sugar. She said that the officers had
been ordered to take stringent action against hoarders and black
marketeers, so that the people got relief from inflation. She said that on 25
November 2009 her government had set the stock limit for sugar and
khandsari at 2000 quintals and the stock turnover limit had been fixed at
30 days. Besides, the DMs had been ordered to ensure its compliance
strictly.

The C.M. said that the officers had been directed to monitor the
prices of sugar and other essential commodities on daily basis. Besides, the
difference between the wholesale and retail prices of edible articles should
be studied on monthly basis and if price rise was detected in comparison to
last month, then the issue should be discussed with the Vyapar Mandal and
other business organisations and distribution of articles should be ensured
at adequate prices. She said that the DMs had been directed to submit a
detailed fact report with clear recommendations to the government through
divisional Commissioners to take action against hoarders/artificial demand
creators under Essential Commodities Act 1955. She said that around 1200
quintals of sugar was being sold through all the 140 outlets of the UP Rajya
Karmchari Nigam all over the state. She said that it was cheaper by Rs. 10
than the market price of the sugar.
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01/06/10
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati has greeted people of the State, specially the Sikh brethren, on the occasion of Guru Govind Singh Jayanti.-DMs should take all necessary steps immediately to provide relief to poor and destitute from cold wave — C.M.0-A large number of prominent citizens, belonging to different sections of the society, arrived at the official residence of the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Ms. Mayawati to greet her on the occasion of New Year.-C.M. reviews law and order situation at a high-level meeting Brijlal gets the charge of ADGP, law and order of east and west zones
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Press Information Bureau
(C.M. Information Campus)
Information & Public Relations Department, U.P.

C.M. greets people on Guru Govind Singh Jayanti

Lucknow: January 04, 2010

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati has greeted
people of the State, specially the Sikh brethren, on the occasion
of Guru Govind Singh Jayanti.

In a greeting message, Ms. Mayawati said that Guru Govind
Singh, who established Khalsa Panth, had set an example of
supreme sacrifice, which was a source of inspiration to all of us.

She said that Guru Govind Singh, throughout his life, waged
battle against discrimination, useless traditions and other social
evils and the society drew inspiration from his personality and
deeds. She said that establishing an egalitarian society would be
best tribute towards Guru Govind Singh.

On the occasion, Ms. Mayawati offered her good wishes to
people and appealed to maintain an atmosphere of peace and
harmony to mark Guru Govind Singh Jayanti.
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DMs should take all necessary steps immediately
to provide relief to poor and destitute from cold wave
— C.M.

CM reviews situation arising out of cold wave
Lucknow: January 04, 2010

Keeping in view the intense cold wave that has enveloped the State; the
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati has directed the officers to ensure that
bonfires were lit up at the public places in all the 312 tehsils of the State. To
save children from the cold wave, she has also ordered closure of all the schools
up to class 8 till Saturday, 09 January 2010. She said that the State Government
was committed to save poor and destitute from the cold wave.

The Chief Minister was reviewing the situation arising out of cold wave in
the State at a high level meeting held at her official residence here today. She
directed all the DMs to take steps to save poor and destitute people from the
intense cold wave immediately. She asked all the DMs to ensure that bonfires
were lit up at rural/urban public places in all the 312 tehsils of the State, so that
poor and destitute people got relief. She also directed the DMs to ensure
distribution of blankets free of cost to the poor and needy.

Ms. Mayawati said that adequate amount had been arranged for the
bonfires and distribution of blankets among the poor and destitute all over the
State. The Government had sanctioned Rs. 10.84 crore for bonfires and
distribution of blankets. She said that the DMs could withdraw additional amount
if needed to provide relief to the people. This additional amount could be
withdrawn from TR-27, so that the poor and needy faced no difficulty.

The Chief Minister asked the officers to ensure that adequate number of
bonfires was set up in urban and rural areas of every tehsil. She said that the cooperation
of local urban bodies should also be sought in it. She further directed
the officers to set up rain-basera¼jSu&clsjk½, so that the poor and destitute did not
face any difficulty.

Following the orders of Ms. Mayawati, the Chief Secretary has also directed
all the DMs to set up bonfires in rural and urban areas of all the tehsils of the
State and also ensure free distribution of blankets.

It may be recalled that the State Government has allocated about Rs. 9.28
crore for the distribution of blankets among the poor which comes around Rs.
2.57 lakh per tehsil. Besides, it has also sanctioned Rs. 1.56 crore for setting up
bonfires in all the tehsils of the State which comes around Rs. 50,000 per tehsil.
It may be recalled that the State Government has purchased blankets
(1000 blankets per tehsil) from U.P. Handloom Corporation and U.P. Export
Corporation to provide the same to the poor and needy in all the tehsils of the
State.
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Large number of people greet C.M. on New Year
Officers should work with new zeal — C.M.

Lucknow: January 01, 2010


A large number of prominent citizens, belonging to
different sections of the society, arrived at the official residence
of the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Ms. Mayawati to greet her
on the occasion of New Year.

Ms. Mayawati while accepting the greetings of the New
Year said that the state government was committed for the
welfare and betterment of deprived and exploited people of
Sarva Samaj. She said that officers related to public welfare
programmes should work with new zeal and ensure to fulfil the
targets of their departments at all costs. She also said that
more works for the welfare of poor and weaker sections of
society were still needed.

Those who greeted the Chief Minister were - Chairman
State Advisory Council Mr. Satish Chandra Mishra, Cabinet
Secretary Mr. Shashank Shekhar Singh, Additional Cabinet
Secretary Mr. Vijay Shankar Pandey, Media Advisor to C.M. Mr.
Jameel Akhtar, Chief Information Commissioner Mr. R.S.
Pankaj, Chief Secretary Mr. Atul Kumar Gupta, Principal
Secretary Home Kunwar Fateh Bahadur, D.G.P. Mr. Karamveer
Singh, Principal Secretaries/Secretaries to C.M. including other
senior officers, party office bearers and workers and eminent
citizens.
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C.M. reviews law and order
situation at a high-level meeting
Brijlal gets the charge of ADGP,
law and order of east and west zones

Lucknow: 31 December 2009

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati has strictly directed for
taking effective action against notorious criminals, mafias and anti-social
elements. She has emphasised to improve the functioning of police stations,
so that complaints of poor and weaker sections could be listened and they get
justice. She said that any slackness in this regard would not be tolerated. The
rule of law by law was included among the top priorities of the government,
she added.

The Chief Minister was reviewing the law and order situation and control
on crimes at a high-level meeting here today at her official residence. She has
underlined the need to keep strict vigil on bordering districts.

During review, the Chief Minister found that for better co-ordination
between east and west zones which had been made for effective control over
crimes and law and order in the State, the charge of both the zones should
remain with only one additional D.G.P. of law and order. Keeping this fact in
view, she decided to give the charge of both the zones to ADGP, law and
order, Mr. Brijlal. Besides, the process of change to review the law and order
situation and control over crimes by the Chief Minister has also been started.
The Chief Minister also directed that ADGP, law and order would hold
review meetings for east and west zones with all range in-charge police IGs
and DIGs in Allahabad and Meerut respectively. She directed that ADGP, law
and order would make surprise inspection of east zone districts every month
for two days. Similarly, two days surprise inspection would be made in the
districts of west zone. Besides, these surprise inspections, on the spot visit
would also be made.

Ms. Mayawati also directed that besides the surprise inspections of
ADGP law and order, Principal Secretary Home and DGP would also review the
law and order situation and control over crimes in the districts of east and
west zones for two days by making visit in districts.

The action report in view of these directives would be presented to the
Chief Minister by Principal Secretary Home and DGP in the end of every
month.

On this occasion, Principal Secretary Home Kunwar Fateh Bahadur and
DGP Mr. karamveer Singh were present, besides ADGP law and order, first
and second.
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