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Had the Tamil North a Buddhist Background?

by Paulinus Tambimuttu (This article appeared in the Ceylon
Observer Friday evening on 14 October 1949.)

Dagobas at Kantherodai

The view held by some archaeologists, that for some centuries
before and after the beginning of the Christian era the majority of the
Tamils in India and Ceylon were Buddhists, has been strengthened by the
discovery of the ruins of two dagobas at Kantherodai and antique coins
and beads which point to ancient Buddhistic influence in the North.

Mr. D. T. Devendra, during a visit to Delft, discovered a
mound which on closer examination turned out to be a Dagoba, proving
that Buddhist influence extended even to the farthest islands.

The Administration Report of the Director of National Museums,
for 1948 states that collecting trips made by the museum staff to the
Chavakachcheri sand dunes resulted in the finding of other evidence
near Chunnakam in the peninsula.

It is however, to the efforts of the late Mr. J. P. Lewis,
CCS, that we owe the discovery of the first image of the Buddha in
Jaffna. It was unearthed close to the Vishnu temple at Vallipuram and
had lain in the lumber room of the temple for years until, in 1902, Mr.
Lewis requested the manager of the temple to part with it.

It was set up in the Old Park at Jaffna, under one of the
bo-trees. Another image of the Buddha was later dug up at Chunnakam by
Mr. Lewis, and placed under another of these bo-trees.

In 1906, the Vallipuram Buddha was presented by the then
Governor, Sir Henry Blake, to the King of Siam who was particularly
anxious to have it, owing to its antiquity.


The first dagoba in Jaffna was discovered by Dr. Paul E.
Pieris to whom, moreover, we are indebted for many of the discoveries
of Buddhist remains in the North. At Makayappiddi, in the courtyard of
the Meenachchi Amman Temple, Dr. Pieris discovered a remarkably fine
image of the Buddha. At Kantherodai, Dr. Pieris came across a large
fragment of the torso of what must have been at one time a gigantic
stone statue, being used at a well for washing clothes.

At Mallakam, he discovered a Sinhalese pond cut in the rock in
a fair state of preservation. At Kantherodai again, which appeared to
Dr. Peiris to be ‘a miniature Anuradhapura in the Tamil
country,” a large number of coins were found. The Acting
Superintendent of the Madras Museum was of opinion that these were
Buddhist coins of the 2nd and 3rd Century B.C. He added that similar
coins had been found on both sides of the rivers Vaigai and Tambraparni
in South India.

Many valuable Sinhalese coins have been discovered in the
Jaffna District. During a visit to Vallipuram Mr. J. P. Lewis learnt
that the Police Vidane there was in possession of a gold coin which had
been discovered in 1890. He obtained the ‘find’ and
sent it to the Archaeological Commissioner, Mr. H. C. P. Bell, for
identification. It turned out to the Iraka or Daraka Sinhalese coin of
very debased gold.

Shortly afterwards, Mr. Lewis received from the Very Rev.
Father E. Vorlander, OMI, copper coins dug up at Pandateruppu. They
proved to be the coins of Queen Lilavati (12th-13th Century A.D.).
Dutch coins and the coins of Parakrama Bahu, Bhuvaneka Bahu, etc., have
also been found.

Stone Images

Several images of the Buddha have also been found in the
Mannar District. There is ample evidence carved in stone all over the
Mannar and Mullaitivu districts that the Sinhalese had occupied these
districts. Inside the Fort gateway at Mannar, for instance, was
disinterred a stone which had for modern Mannar, where there are no
Buddhists, a strange device, viz, two hansa with interlocked necks-a
Buddhist emblem. Mr. Lewis found Buddhist ruins at Vavuniya as well.

Some authorities believe that the discovery of Buddhist images
and coins in Jaffna does not prove that Jaffna was occupied by the
Sinhalese. They argue the majority of Tamils were Buddhists. The Tamil
classics of the era were Buddhists. e.g.
“Manimekhalai”, a Tamil poem written in the 2nd
Century A.D. by Chittalaich-Chattanar, a poet of the third Tamil Sangam
and a Buddhist, is about the life of Manimekhalai, a daughter of the
famous dancer for whom Kovalan, husband of Kannaki (known as Pattini
Dewiyo among the Sinhalese) abandoned his faithful wife, and of her
renunciation of the world and entry into a Buddhist nunnery.

Place Names

The poet gives a learned exposition of Buddhist philosophy.
The authorities are of opinion that the Buddhist remains found at
Jaffna belong to the period when the Tamils were Buddhists. Any
remaining doubts can be dispelled by the evidence furnished by the
place names in Jaffna. The Sinhalese origin of the place-names in
Jaffna was first pointed out by Messrs. B. Horsburg and J. P. Lewis,
both of the CCS. They stated that place-names which ended in
‘pay’ like Manipay, Kopay, Sandilipay, etc., and in
‘kamam’ like Kodikamam, Valigamam, etc., were of
Sinhalese origin. This late S. Gnana Prakasar, the philologist of
international fame, agreed with them and furnished his own list of

He mentioned village ending in ‘vil’ like
Kandavil, Kokkuvil, Inuvil, etc.; those ending in
‘vattei’, like Polvattei, Sittavattei, etc.;
villages from the word ‘kumbura’ like Markkamburei,
etc., from ‘yaya’ like Moolay etc., from
‘deniya’ like Narandanei, etc., from
‘eliya’ like Puloly.

The Northern Province will, no doubt, prove a fertile field
for the archaeologist. Dr. Paul E. Pieris wrote as follows in 1919:
“When again a trained man is placed in charge of the work in
Ceylon. I hope he will not ignore the Tamil districts. I venture to
express the conviction that the archaeology of Ceylon cannot be
understood, and should not be studied, apart from the Archaeology of
India and that it is a pity that the great knowledge, and experience
which is available in India should not be taken advantage of in the
work here.”


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Notable success achieved by

police in drive launched against criminals


Ten notorious criminals killed last week,

8 out of them carrying reward on their heads


91 award carrying criminals killed

this year and 1646 criminals captured


Lucknow: December  22 2008


The Uttar
Pradesh police has achieved notable success last week in the drive launched
against criminals on the directives of the Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati.
Notorious criminal Kalu alias Narendra, carrying Rs. 20,000 reward on his head
and wanted in ruthless killing of traders in Baghpat district, was killed in a
police encounter in Gautam Buddh Nagar district and his accomplice Sonu was
arrested from Baghpat. He is carrying a reward of Rs. 10,000 reward on his
head. It may be recalled that the Chief Minister has accorded top priority to
establish rule of law by the law and had issued detailed instructions to the
police officers from time to time.

The Chief
Minister, on coming to power, had assured of the people of the State that the
criminals would be put behind the bars. The State police has achieved
remarkable success against criminals by launching an extensive drive against
them during the last one year. Ten notorious criminals were killed last week in
police encounters and 8 out of them were carrying reward on their heads. Lavkush
Kewat and Mool Chandra Kewat carrying a reward of Rs. 10,000 each on their
heads were killed in Lucknow, while Neeraj alias
Titu Gupta and Pawan alias Goldi were killed in Ghaziabad district. Besides, four criminals
in Gorakhpur,
which included Raja Pandey, Dhram Pal Dadhi, Pradeep and Virendra Yadav and
Shokha Yadav, were gunned down by police. Out of these criminals, the first two
were carrying a reward of Rs. 5,000 each on their heads. In Meerut district Upendra alias Chiku carrying
a reward of Rs. 5,000 was killed during this period.

The police
successfully recovered fake currency worth Rs. 3.23 lakh from Maharajganj
district in its drive against counterfeit currency during the last year. Important
success was achieved in action against terrorist and anti-national elements
Abdul Jabbar alias Sikandar, an ISI agent of Pakistan, was arrested by ATS
during this week. Besides, a Hawala accused Mohd. Shoaib alias Sameer was
arrested by ATS in the month of September and Rs. 15 lakh were recovered from

As many as 91
criminals carrying rewards on their heads were killed and 1646 reward carrying
criminals were arrested between January 01 and November 30 this year. Rs. 5
lakh reward carrying dreaded brigand Thokia alias Ambika Patel was gunned down
in a police encounter during this period. It may be recalled that the police
was successful in eliminating notorious dacoit Dadua earlier. Police also
eliminated criminals coming from other states and Musafir Yadav of Bihar, carrying a reward of Rs. 2 lakh on his head, was
killed in Kushinagar district in a police encounter. Four notorious criminals
carrying a reward of Rs. 50,000 each on their heads were killed in police
encounters. These criminals included Naresha (Shahjahanpur), Natthu alias Chela
(Chitrakoot), Umar Kewath (Fatehpur) and Mohd. Shah Alam of Haryana (killed in
Ghazipur district). Besides, police was also successful in eliminating 7
criminals carrying a reward of Rs. 20,000 each on their heads.

The State
police took effective action against terrorists and anti-social elements this
year. Arif alias Abdul Kadeer, an accused of 2007 Lucknow Court Campus bomb blasts and
also an accused of Ahemdabad blasts, was arrested by ATS from Azamgarh in
September last. Earlier, a Pakistani national Imran Ahamad was arrested from Allahabad in the month of
August. In the same month Abul Bashar of Azamgarh, suspect of Ahemdabad blasts,
was arrested from Azamgarh by ATS and Gujarat

Police was
successful in recovering fake currency about worth Rs. 1.56 crore this year.
The STF also unearthed a nexus between fake currency distributors and laid bare
the involvement of a bank cashier of
Dumariaganj, Siddharthnagar in fake currency racket. The police came to
know about his involvement in this activity through an arrest made in July. The
officers of the Reserve Bank recovered fake currency worth Rs. 4.2 crore from
the currency chest during their raid on bank premises. Besides, the Reserve
Bank authorities also recovered fake Indian currency from other banks.

On the
directives of the Chief Minister, an extensive drive to check the activities of
police personnel, was carried out. It also aimed to discipline the erring
policemen, so that the entire police set up could be made responsible and
clean. As many as 188 policemen were expelled from the services this year and
3895 policemen were suspended. Owing to strict control, the number of incidents
of accused fleeing from the police custody has come down this year. The police
has also been vigilant towards the cases of human rights and owing to it the
complaints being received from National Human Rights Commission had come down
notably. The number of custodial deaths had also come down as only 3 such
deaths were reported till November 15 this year, while 11 such deaths were
reported in 2007 and 6 incidents were reported 2006.

success was also achieved in the recovery of drugs/narcotics this year as 83
kg. of heroine, 14 kg. morphine, 9 quintals of charas, 28 quintals of Nepali
charas, 1 quintal opium, 21 kg. smack, 3 kg. brown sugar, 20 quintals of opium
peel/doda, 18 bags of doda opium and 22 quintals of ganja was confiscated.



CM lays foundation of 49
schemes worth Rs. 948.98 crore

for all round development
of Varanasi and Kannauj


Foundation of schemes more

Rs. 800 crore for Varanasi and Rs. 148
crore for Kannauj laid


Heritage Plan of Varanasi to be completed
in next 6 months


Lucknow : 20 December 2008


Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati, while laying the foundation of
schemes worth Rs. 948.98 crore for the all-round development of Varanasi and Kannauj,
said that urban regeneration was the top priority of her Government. She said
that during one and a half year long tenure of her Government several important
steps had been taken in this direction. These steps included schemes for the
all-round development of Vrindavan, which is an important tourist place and
laying the foundation of schemes worth Rs. 250 crore on the 6th
August last for providing basic facilities to the poor sections of the society.
She expressed the hope that along with the common people the tourists would
also be benefited by these schemes. She laid foundation of 28 schemes costing more
than Rs. 800 crore for Varanasi
and 21 schemes costing more than Rs. 148 crore for Kannauj.

a function organised at her 5-Kalidas Marg official residence here today for
laying the foundation of these schemes, she said that financial arrangements
had been made for these schemes. She said that the previous governments made
only announcements, but never issued financial sanctions in time, that was the
reason why most of the schemes were confined to paper only. She said that her
Government always honoured its words. She directed the Chief Secretary, Cabinet
Secretary and Additional Cabinet Secretary to monitor these schemes besides
monitoring schemes announced for Mathura-Vrindavan, so that these schemes could
be completed within stipulated time. She said that the Chairman of the State
Advisory Council Mr. Satish Chandra Mishra would review the progress of these
schemes from time to time and apprise her of their progress. She said that
time-bound implementation of development schemes was the top priority of the
Government and any laxity in it would invite tough action against the guilty.
She said that the State Government, despite its limited resources, wanted to
carry out all round development of important cities of the State. She said that
the Government had demanded Rs. 80,000 crore package from the Centre for the
all round development of the State, but the Centre had not provided even a
single penny so far.

Mayawati said that the State Government had decided to develop Varanasi as an international tourist spot. It
has also decided to develop the Buddhist Circuit. Besides, the State Government
also intends to provide high quality infrastructure and community services to
the people of Varanasi.
With this objective, the foundation of flyovers, construction/repair/widening/ strengthening/beautification
of roads, drinking water supply, sewerage, drainage system, solid waste
management, improvement in the power supply of the historical places etc.
costing Rs. 800.68 crore had been laid. She said that on the February 21 last,
on the occasion of Sant Ravidas Jayanti, she had announced several
developmental works for the Varanasi
district, besides completion of works announced by previous governments had also
been ordered in a time-bound and qualitative manner. She said that all these
projects were going on full swing.

upon the important decisions taken for the development of Varanasi,
the C.M. said that action had been initiated on the Heritage Plan of Varanasi
so that it could be developed as an International Heritage and Tourist City and also to keep its mythological
character intact. The Heritage Plan would be completed in the next six months. The
State Government, with a view to preserving the world famous zari work, had decided to place zari craftsmen along side the weavers
for power dues. She further said that directives had been issued to invite
financial bids for the construction of multi-level underground car parking
projects at Beniabagh, Shaheed Udhyan and Maidagin on
public-private-partnership (PPP) basis costing Rs. 142 crore so that the
traffic system of Varanasi could be improved.

Mayawati said that she had laid foundation of various schemes costing more than
Rs. 148 crore for the development of Kannauj so that the lost glory of this
place could be restored. She reminded that Kannauj was made a district on 18
September 1997 during her second tenure. She had formulated various schemes for
the all round development of Kannauj at that time, but she didn’t get much time
to translate them into reality. She said that now those development schemes
were being launched again and after their completion the people of Kannauj
would get a lot of facilities. She said that the M.P. elected from Kannauj had
also ignored his constituency.

        It may
be recalled that during 2008-09 the Government launched development schemes on
a large scale for the all-round development of the State. Under it, Rs. 396
crore schemes for Agra, Rs. 250 crore schemes
for Vrindavan-Mathura, Rs. 170 crore schemes for Lucknow have been included. Besides, the
Chief Minister inaugurated/laid foundation/announced 48 schemes worth Rs. 8,500
crore on May 13 last on the completion of one year of the present Government. The
State Government has set a target of construction of 1,01,000 houses under the
Manyawar Shri Kanshiram Ji Shahari Garib Awas Yojana to provide two room houses
to the urban poor living below the poverty line for the current financial year.
An amount of Rs. 1800 crore had been sanctioned for the purpose.

Chief Secretary Mr. Atul Kumar Gupta thanked the Chief Minister and the guests.

members of the U.P. Council of Ministers, Chairman U.P. State Advisory Council
Mr. Satish Chandra Mishra, Cabinet Secretary Mr. Shashank Shekhar Singh and a
large number of senior officers were present on the occasion.



Orders given to take
punitive action against those

responsible for killing
of Executive Engineer under Dibiyapur Thana


Nobody will be allowed
to disturb law and order of the State

— Government Spokesman


Rs. 5 lakh financial
assistance for family of deceased,

orders also given to
provide government job to his wife



December 24, 2008


Government spokesman, while terming the killing of Executive Engineer of P.W.D.
Mr. Manoj Gupta under the Dibiyapur police station in Auraiyya district today
as unfortunate, said that orders had been given to take punitive action against
all the guilty persons immediately. He said that all the persons named in this
incident, including the local MLA, would be arrested immediately and brought to

        The spokesman said that the Chief
Minister had given explicit order that nobody was above law even if one
belonged to the ruling party. Therefore, the police officers had been given
clear cut orders that the guilty should be arrested immediately and put behind
the bars. He said that nobody would be allowed to disturb the law and order of
the State and if any one tries to disturb it then he would be booked immediately.
He said that the criminals did not belong to any particular caste or religion.

        The spokesman said that the F.I.R.
against the guilty had been registered under Section 342, 323, 457, 364, 302 of
I.P.C. and Section-7 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act. The crime number is
299/08. Punitive action had been initiated against all the guilty persons. The
I.G. Zone, Commissioner Kanpur, D.I.G.
Range and other senior
officers were present on the spot to maintain peace. Besides, additional police
force has also been deployed.

        The spokesman said that the Chief
Minister has ordered to provide Rs. 5 lakh assistance to the family members of
the deceased and a government job to the wife of the deceased.



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Start Recruitment to 66,000 vacant posts of primary

teachers for qualitative improvement in primary education sector
— Chief Minister

Chairman, State Advisory Council extensively reviews

progress of Primary and Secondary Education Departments
Committee formed to improve
Courses of primary and secondary education
Lucknow : December 26, 2008
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati directed officers to
start the process of recruitment to 56,000 posts of primary teachers at the
earliest, so that qualitative improvement and elevation of primary
education could be ensured. Besides, timely recruitment on about 10,000
vacancies, created in every session because of retirements, should also be
ensured. The Chief Minister asked the officers to pay special attention to
the qualifications and quality of the primary teachers. The Chief Minister
took this decision at a high level meeting held after the Chairman of the
U.P. State Advisory Council Mr. Satish Chandra Mishra held a review
meeting of primary and secondary education in the forenoon today.
The Chairman held a review meeting of the various schemes being
conducted by the Basic Education and Secondary Education Departments
at the Annexe auditorium here today. The meeting was held on the
directives of the Chief Minister. Mr. Mishra, while informing the Chief
Minister about the important decisions taken at the meeting, said that
about 1.56 lakh posts of teachers were lying vacant at present. Against it,
88,000 vacancies were being filled through Special BTC (Vishisht BTC) and
after imparting them 6 months of training they would be appointed from
January 2009 in the schools. Besides, selection and training of 13,000 Urdu
teachers had also been completed.
The Chief Minister has directed that the recruitment of teachers
should be carried on continuously so that new appointments were made
according to the number of retirement. Thus, process of recruitment on
66,000 posts of teachers through special BTC should be started in the
beginning of the next educational session. For that, a computer database
should be prepared and the payment of the teachers of the Basic Education
Department should be made through computer by preparing bills. Besides,
time bound action should also be ensured on the posts lying vacant in
DIET. Considering the paucity of teachers of Maths, Science and English
subjects, the retired teachers should be appointed on contract/fixed
honorarium basis till they attain the age of 65 or an appointment is made,
whichever is earlier. Besides, a well thought-out proposal for
compartmentalisation between basic and secondary education should be
presented jointly by both the departments. Moreover, the re-organisation
of the Basic and Secondary Education Departments was necessary keeping
an eye on the practical problems at the field level.
The Chief Minister also directed to form a committee of subject
experts and officers headed by the Additional Cabinet Secretary for
educational courses and reforms so that the education sector could be
improved. She also gave necessary orders for quick action on ensuring
timely presence of teachers in the primary schools, electrification of
schools, providing land for setting up new schools, better running of
Kasturba Gandhi Girls’ Colleges, qualitative improvement in the secondary
education etc. Besides, rate of literacy should be increased by launching an
extensive drive with the cooperation of people for adult education/literacy
and a time bound scheme should be presented for improving the level of
education and students’ cooperation should be sought in it.
The Additional Cabinet Secretary Mr. Vijay Shanker Pandey, Principal
Secretaries to CM Mr. Shailesh Krishna, Mr. Ravindra Singh, Principal
Secretary Basic Education, Mr. VN Garg, Secretary State Advisory Council
Mr. RP Singh, Secretary to CM Mr. Navneet Sehgal, Secretary Secondary
Education Mr. Jitendra Kumar and other related officers were present at
the meeting.
News regarding non implementation of pay scales
recommended for Centre for teachers confusing : Chief Minister
Revised pay structure includes general revised pay scale of the
existing pay scales of teachers/non-teaching employees
— Mayawati

Recommendations for up-gradation, merger and reorganisation
of posts will be made by pay committee separately
Lucknow: December 16, 2008
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati has said that
owing to publication of news item that appeared in a section of press
regarding the non implementation of the pay scales for the teachers at
par with the scales recommended for the Centre, a situation of
confusion had crept in among the State teachers and because of it the
teachers’ associations had been agitated. She made it clear that the
Pay Committee-2008, in its first report, had recommended pay bands
and grade pays in the revised pay structure, for teachers of
government and aided institutions/technical education institutions
(excluding pay scales of UGC, AICE, ICAR) of various departments and
non teaching staff of the aided educational/technical education
institutions, those pay scales which they were getting before 01
January 2006.
The Chief Minister was addressing media representatives at her
5-Kalidas Marg official residence here today. She said that regarding
the up-gradation of pay scales of the teachers, the Committee would
make recommendations for the same on the basis of parity of posts.
On its basis, the State Government would take decision to implement
the upgraded pay scales for the teachers of the State.
The Chief Minister said that the Pay Committee also
recommended that the general revised pay scale (pay band and grade
pay) for the State employees, teachers and non-teaching employees
had been recommended in its first report. She said that according to
the decision taken on the basis of the recommendations of Sixth Pay
Commission, the post-wise, cadre-wise and departmental
recommendations for up-gradation, merger and re-organisation of
posts would be recommended by the Committee separately.
The Chief Minister said that the revised pay scales of the pay
scales of 01 January 2006 had been implemented.
Laxity in implementation of development related
programmes and policies will not be tolerated : Chief Minister
Responsibility of officers should
be fixed for slow progress of works : Mayawati
Legal action will be initiated against
officers adopting deliberate careless approach : Chief Minister

All development and construction works

should be completed by coming February : Chief Minister
C.M. reviews progress of development
works at high level review meeting

Lucknow: December 17, 2008

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati here today
extensively reviewed the spot verification report of development works
submitted by the task force. The high level review meeting was held at
her official residence.
Expressing her displeasure over slow progress and poor quality of
development works in some districts, the C.M. said that when quality
was being ensured in all the development works being carried out
through out the State, then there should be no flaws in development
works of some districts. She said that the task force report points out
the fact that the quality of development works had improved, but there
was a need to ensure cent per cent achievement of parameters set in
this regard. She directed the officers to initiate legal action against
officers indulging in deliberate carelessness.
Ms. Mayawati said that the current fiscal was going to end,
therefore, the pace of development works should be accelerated so that
the targets could be achieved cent per cent. She said that development
programmes and schemes related to the people were the top priority of
her government. Therefore, any carelessness in the implementation of
these works would not be tolerated, she pointed out. She also fixed the
responsibility of the officers concerned to complete construction works
in a time bound manner.
Ms. Mayawati reviewed the report presented by the task force
regarding CC road/KC drain, Manyawar Shri Kanshiramji Shahari Garib
Awas Yojana, repair/reconstruction of roads, Dr. Ambedkar Gram Sabha
Vikas Yojana, NAREGA, basic education, medical and family welfare,
PDS, plantation, repair of assets damaged by floods and distribution of
fertilisers. She directed the officers to ensure time bound completion of
works and immediate removal of all the flaws wherever the same were
The Chief Minister said that the task force had been set up with an
objective to get a clear picture of the development works being carried
out in the remote areas of the State. She directed the officers to
conduct surprise inspections to know the real progress of the
development works.
Ms. Mayawati directed the officers to ensure that the works
related to CC roads/KC drains were completed on war footing. She
directed them that the construction of the houses under Manyawar Shri
Kanshiramji Shahari Garib Awas Yojana and the development works of
the surroundings of the colonies should be completed by 28 February
2009. She also entrusted road development works to PWD, electricity
works to Energy Department and water/sewerage works to Jal Nigam.
Ms. Mayawati ordered to accelerate pace of repair/reconstruction
of roads at certain places. She directed the officers to complete all the
works/remove all the flaws by 28 February 2009. She also directed the
officers to take punitive/legal action against those officers who had
shown laxity in carrying out works under Dr. Ambedkar Gram Sabha
Vikas Yojana in certain districts as the works were below the parameters
set for the purpose. She said that the removal of flaws which were
detected by the task force should be ensured immediately and pending
works should be completed by 02 January 2009. She asked the officers
to ensure cent per cent electrification of villages by 31 January 2009 so
that people could get power supply.
Ms. Mayawati directed the officers to ensure that the remaining
works of roads under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana were
completed by 02 January 2009. Besides, she also directed to ensure
cent per cent saturation under pension distribution scheme by 15
January 2009 under the parameters set for the purpose. Directing the
officers to make payment of labour under NAREGA through cheques,
she said that several schemes were to be financed through NAREGA
therefore this scheme should be conducted in a systematic and faultless
The Chief Minister was apprised at the meeting that important
steps were taken to meet the scarcity of primary teachers. Under it,
63,000 teachers had been appointed and were also being imparted
training. The appointment letters of remaining 38,000 teachers were
being issued. Emphasising the need to improve the level of education,
the C.M. said that construction of all the school buildings and additional
class rooms should be ensured by 28 February 2009.
Reviewing the works of Medical and Family Welfare Department,
the Chief Minister said that the appointment/alternative arrangement of
doctors should be made by 31 January 2009. She said that it should
also be ensured that all the equipments of the hospitals were
functioning properly. She said that wherever the cheques were not
provided to the mothers under the Janani Suraksha Yojana, legal action
should be initiated against the guilty after conducting enquiry. She said
that the pending construction works of the CHCs/PHCs should be
completed by 28 February 2009. She directed the officers to ensure
smooth supply of kerosene under the PDS. She said that its distribution
should be ensured through fair price shops on the fixed dates under the
supervision of authorities.
Reviewing the progress of plantation drive, Ms. Mayawati said the
necessary arrangements for the protection of planted saplings should be
made by 31 December 2008 and irrigation arrangements for the same
should be ensured by 31 January 2009. She also directed the officers to
ensure construction/repair of the properties damaged by floods and
ensure that these works were carried out in a qualitative manner. She
directed that action should be initiated against the guilty wherever flaws
were detected in the construction works of the properties after fixing
their responsibility. She directed the officers of the PWD and Irrigation
Department to complete works allocated to these departments by 10
January 2009.
Reviewing the supply of fertilisers for Rabi crops, the C.M. said
that the same was better than the last year’s supply, but complaints
had been received from some districts. She directed the officers to take
necessary action to ensure that the farmers did not have any difficulty
in getting the fertilisers.
The meeting was attended by the State Cabinet Secretary, Chief
Secretary, APC, Social Welfare Commissioner, Additional Cabinet
Secretary, Principal Secretaries to C.M., Principal Secretary Home and
Appointment, besides senior officers of the concerning departments.

BSP is for all communities: Mayawati



Dec. 22: Insisting that the Bahujan Samaj Party is an “all-community
party” and not meant for any particular group, Uttar Pradesh chief
minister Mayawati on Monday reiterated she was for reservation based on
economic criteria.

Addressing party cadres at the party’s ‘’brotherhood conference’’
here, Ms Mayawati said, “The BSP has already included in its ranks the
marginalised and poor in UP, irrespective of caste and creed. The party
will continue to do the same at the national level, if voted to power.’’

The party’s opponents were spreading the false propaganda that the
BSP was caste-driven, she said adding that her party had embraced and
included the poorer sections of the upper caste in its reservation
model based on economic criteria.

Accusing the Congress and the BJP of being pro-rich in their
policies since Independence and turning a blind eye to the economic
criteria in reservation, she said her representations to the Centre
were ignored. The BSP had captured power to implement a quota system
linked to economic conditions, she said.

Ms Mayawati asserted that unlike the Congress and the BJP that won
elections with the support of the wealthy, the BSP had captured power
with the strength and support of the poor people.

‘’The BSP’s policies will be pro-people and priority would be
accorded to the upliftment of marginalised sections cutting across
caste and religious lines,’’ she said.

The four-time UP chief minister advised her party cadres to take the
lead from UP and emulate it to capture power in Tamil Nadu. She also
urged the cadres to prevent the BJP and the Congress from winning in
the Lok Sabha elections.

Mayawati: we rely on masses

Staff Reporter

Urges BSP’s Kerala unit to mobilise support of poor among FCs

Says BSP does not belong to any caste or community

Claims the poor were let down by the Congress, BJP

KOTTAYAM: Mayawati, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader and Uttar

Pradesh Chief Minister, on Tuesday called upon the party’s Kerala unit

to draw up plans to mobilise the support of the poor among the forward

communities in preparation for the Lok Sabha elections.

She was addressing a ‘brotherhood rally’ here, wrapping up her
three-day tour of the southern States to galvanise support for the
party. She said the economically backward among all sections of society
had been let down by the Congress, the Bharatiya Janata Party and their
allies at the Centre and States. Resentment against this betrayal had
been simmering among the poor and the middle class, and the party had
to mobilise their support. Ms. Mayawati said the BSP did not belong to
any caste or community.

‘Focus on all sections’

The philosophy of the party as envisaged by its founder, Kanshi Ram, provided for the wellbeing of all sections of society.

She said the party was elected to power for the fourth time in Uttar
Pradesh and had successfully attended to the needs of all sections of

On job reservation, the BSP leader said she had written to the Union
government several times to provide for separate reservation for the
poor among the forward communities and to extend the status of reserved
community to converted Christians. Neither the BJP nor the Congress-led
governments listened to it.

She said the BSP had always depended on the support of the masses.
It was this difference that had helped her party transform the
government into a pro-people one whenever it came to power in Uttar

A. Neelalohitha Dasan Nadar, BSP leader, presided. Suresh Mane,
national general secretary and coordinator (southern zone), Saji K.
Cheraman, State president, and others spoke.

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