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Board also to display name of Ramabai Ambedkar Maidan, Airport and Railway Station
Lucknow : 29 October 2007 The U.P. Cabinet Secretary Mr. Shasank Shekhar Singh has strongly refuted the news item that appeared in a section of press today saying that the display board over Lohia Path was removed only to change its name. He said that the news was absolutely baseless and far from truth. He reiterated the Government’s stand that all saints, teachers and great personalities of all sections of the society were respectable. Thus, there was no question of changing the name of Lohia Path. Speaking to the media persons at Secretariat annexe today he said that the Government had not taken any decision to change the name of Lohia Path. He clarified that the board was taken off only to carry some corrections and add few more information. Informing about the corrections he said that the board would display Lohia Path as earlier at the Rajiv Chowk to the people going to Gomtinagar, while it would display Ramabai Ambedkar Maidan along with its distance, the distance of railway station and airport to the people coming from Gomtinagar. It is notable that earlier the board displayed Lohia Path at the Rajiv Chowk entry point and showed Mata Rama Bai Ambedkar Sthal on the opposite side, which is being amended. Mr. Singh said that a section of press had also published a news item saying that a film was going to be produced on Sri Kansiram ji, which is misleading. He made it evident that so far no such project had been approved by the Government. ******
Lucknow : 29 October 2007 The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Km. Mayawati has expressed profound grief over the demise of renowned litterateur, poet and character artist Mr. Shail Chaturvedi. The 71-year-old poet passed away last night in Mumbai. He is survived by his family. In a message, the C.M. said that Chaturvediji was a sensitive litterateur. He promoted Hindi language through his writings and enriched the language. He also played some memorable roles in various T.V. serials and left indelible mark on the silver screen. She said that in his death the world of Hindi literature had suffered a great loss and it is a blow to his supporters and well wishers as well. The C.M. has conveyed her heartfelt condolences and deep sympathies to the family members of late Chaturvediji and prayed for peace to the departed soul. *******
Gujarat riots should be deeply probed by CBI: Mayawati
Lucknow: October 26, 2007 The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Km. Mayawati has reacted very sharply over the new facts coming to light through the Tehelka’s sting operation regarding the 2002 Gujarat riots. These facts are being aired by some electronic channels and have also published in today’s newspapers. She has severely criticised the role of the BJP, the then State Government and the organisations supporting the party. The C.M. said that the new facts indicate that the BJP Government in Gujarat with the help of its other organisations plotted massacre of the members of a particular minority community in the wake of Godhara incident. All these cruel activities were carried out with the help of the State Government. It may be recalled that Mr. Ehsan Jafri, a Congress M.P. had been burnt alive in front of his family members during the riots. The new facts disclosed by the Tehelka sting operation suggest that instead of controlling the riot, the State Government was sponsoring it. Km. Mayawati said that the entire episode had maligned the image of the country. She requested the Prime Minister to order a CBI inquiry into the matter. In a letter written to the Prime Minister she has demanded that considering the emergence of new facts now a CBI inquiry should be ordered into the Gujarat riots so that the culprits could be punished and it was also ensured that such incidents never repeated again. She said that it had become necessary to restore the confidence of the followers of all the religions, communities etc. This would also clear country’s image in the eyes of other countries. She also suggested that now the Centre should condemn the entire episode afresh. ********
Chandigarh, Oct 28 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Sunday called upon her party cadres to be prepared for early general elections thanks to the deadlock between the Congress and the Left parties over the India-US nuclear deal.
Addressing a rally here to mark the merger of a local party, Chandigarh Vikas Manch (CVM), with the BSP, she said: ‘BSP cadres and supporters should be ready for the next general elections as the nuclear deal is likely to lead to the fall of the government. The BSP will fight the elections on its own and the day is not far when we will rule the central government.
‘We will take the weaker sections and all other categories like upper castes and religious minorities with us to come to power at the centre,’ Mayawati declared.
The BSP leader, in her speech of nearly an hour, criticized the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for ignoring the needs of the common people.
‘These parties have done nothing for the common man. All they have done is to play to the gallery for capitalists and industrialists. They have contested all elections with the help of these capitalists. People should throw them out,’ Mayawati said.
She said a wrong impression had been created by vested interests that the BSP was a party only for the weaker and neglected sections of society.
‘We have shown in Uttar Pradesh that we are there not only for weaker sections but also for upper castes and religious minorities. We want to repeat this all over the country,’ the chief minister said.
Mayawati was presented with a gold crown and a sword by local BSP and CVM leaders. CVM president and former union minister Harmohan Dhawan announced the merger of his party with the BSP.
Mayawati declared that Dhawan will be the BSP candidate in any future Lok Sabha election for the Chandigarh seat.
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SC notice to Mulayam
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Mulayam Singh, on the CBI’s plea for permission to place on record its preliminary enquiry (PE) report on the allegations that he amassed assets disproportionate to the known sources of his income. The CBI also sought permission to proceed further by registering a proper case.
A Bench consisting of Justices C.K. Thakker and Altamas Kabir also issued notice to Mr. Singh’s sons, Akhilesh Yadav, MP, and Prateek Yadav; and Dimple Yadav, wife of Mr. Akhilesh Yadav, on the CBI application which cited them as respondents. The Bench granted them four weeks to file their response.
Acting on the PIL petition from Vishwanath Chaturvedi, the court in March this year directed the CBI to conduct the PE into the assets of Mr. Singh and others and if a case was made out, after scrutinising material, take further action.
‘Carve out Bundelkhand State’
Lucknow: A fortnight after Chief Minister Mayawati’s remarks favouring division of Uttar Pradesh in case the Centre agreed, the Bundelkhand Mukti Morcha on Monday stepped up its demand for a separate State.
“The development of Bundelkhand region can be ensured only by carving out a separate State comprising 29 districts of U.P. and M.P.,” Morcha chief Raja Bundela told reporters here.
He alleged the region had remained backward even after 60 years of independence owing to gross neglect by successive governments. The time had come for further division of U.P. into Poorvanchal, Bundelkhand and Harit Pradesh, Mr. Bundela, a film actor, said. “Farmers, students, labourers, all want a separate State,” he said. — PTI
Mayawati eyes Maharashtra
|BSP planning a massive rally at Shivaji Park on November 25|
Several Congress, NCP members have joined BSP
‘Shiv Sena men too keen on joining the party’
MUMBAI: After her unprecedented victory in Uttar Pradesh, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati is now eyeing Maharashtra.
The BSP is planning a “record breaking” rally in Shivaji Park on November 25. Ahead of the rally, several members of the Congress, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Republican Party of India (RPI) (Athavale group) have reportedly joined the party.
BSP Maharashtra president Vilas Garud told the press on Monday that the party had made deep inroads into the State and recruited over 10-lakh office-bearers. More people were expected to join the BSP on the day of the rally.
About 50 per cent of the organisational work had been completed and by the time of the 2009 elections the party would consolidate itself. He said people were from various parties, including the Shiv Sena, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and some film stars, had expressed interest in joining the BSP. Among the people who have reportedly cast their lot with the BSP are Anupchand Shah, former Congress MP, Dr. Madhukar Patil, former Congress MLA from Jalgaon, Dr. Pandurang Dhole, former Janata Dal MLA from Chandur Railway (Amravati), Gangadhar Gade, former Minister, Sangram Singh Gaikwad and Sadanand Shetty, vice-president Pune Congress Committee and ex-corporator from Pune.
There was some defection from the RPI (Athavale group) with Mahesh Tanna, vice-president, Kartar Singh and Gulabrao Nikam joining the BSP. Dilip Kamble from the Bharatiya Republican Party-Bahujan Mahasangh; Devidas Dolas, NCP’s Pimpri Chinchwad president; and Vidya Vastan from the MNS also have joined the BSP.
While the BSP did not win a seat in the last general and Assembly elections in Maharashtra, its candidates undermined the fortunes of other parties. It is expected to do better in the next elections with the social engineering formula involving the Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa That is The Great Prabuddha Bharath, the other backward classes, the upper castes and the Muslims. The party is also planning some meetings with the upper castes in various parts of the State.
After Ms. Mayawati’s victory in U.P., about 100 “vijay raths” or victory processions were taken out in the Dalit-dominated areas of Maharashtra. The BSP contested 272 of the 288 Assembly seats in 2004 and 46 of the 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra.
Three dacoits killed in encounter
Lucknow: Three dacoits were gunned down by the police in an encounter near Anchur Neori village in Chitrakoot district of Uttar Pradesh on Monday, a home department spokesman said here.
The dacoits were identified as Dwarka Kole, Preetam Kole and Munna Kole. While Dwarka and Preetam carried a cash reward of Rs. 20,000 on their heads, Munna carried a reward of Rs. 5,000, he said.
Amarmani’s disqualification sought
Lucknow: The sister of slain poetess Madhumita Shukla on Monday demanded disqualification of the membership of Samajwadi Party MLA Amarmani Tripathi from the Assembly in the wake of his conviction in the case.
Nidhi Shukla, in a letter to Governor T V Rajeswar and Speaker Sukhdev Rajbhar, said after the conviction, Tripathi should be disqualified from the membership of the Assembly. Later, Ms. Shukla told reporters that the CBI should appeal in the High Court for a death sentence to Tripathi, who along with three others were awarded life imprisonment by a Dehra Dun court on October 24.