Congress, BSP ignoring Muslims: Mulayam

November 16th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS  

Bahujan Samaj Party Lucknow, Nov 16 (IANS) Accusing the Congress-led central government and Uttar Pradesh’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) government of “ignoring Muslims”, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Wednesday called upon the Muslims to support his party in the upcoming assembly polls.

Launching SP’s election campaign for the 2012 Uttar Pradesh polls at a rally in Etah district, Yadav said: “Both the Congress and the BSP are not concerned over the social and economic development of Muslims… they are responsible for your (Muslims) pitiable position as they have continued to ignore you.”

“You (Muslims) must now get united and realise your strength, and support SP - the party that has been demanding reservation for Muslims for a long time,” Yadav told a gathering in Etah, some 350 km from Lucknow.

Attacking the Congress for not implementing the recommendations of the committees headed by Rajendra Sachar and Ranganath Misra, Yadav said: “It’s shocking and surprising that the centre that constituted the two committees has itself not been able to get their recommendations implemented.”

“Taking into account the poor conditions of Muslims, we want an immediate implementation of the recommendation of the two committees,” added Yadav.

Accusing the Mayawati-led BSP government of being “neck-deep in corruption”, Yadav said: “Today, the corruption is at its peak in Uttar Pradesh… Anarchy prevails everywhere in the state. The ever-rising crime graph of the state clearly reflects the lawlessness.”

“BSP government has failed on all fronts. An all-round development of the state will be on top of agenda if we acquire the power in the state after the assembly polls,” he added.

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