all over the State. Several important and historical decisions were taken which had far-reaching positive effects on the poor, neglected and exploited sections of the society. During the previous four years, the State Government adopted the policy of Sarvajan Hitay and Sarvajan Sukhay which yielded encouraging results for establishing a society based on equality.th April 2011, Ms. Mayawati ji said that the views expressed by the Hon’ble Prime Minister ji regarding the development of Bundelkhand, were nothing more than a political farce. She said that the backwardness of Bundelkhand was not sudden. Instead, it lagged behind over a period of time since independence. She said that considering this, the State Government requested the Central Government to provide a package of Rs. 80,000 crore on 17 for all round development of Bundelkhand costing Rs. 11,000 crore approximately. Likewise, to remove backwardness of Poorvanchal, a package of Rs. 36,000 crore had been demanded which was included in the Rs. 80,000 crore package demanded by the State from the Centre.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Ms. Mayawati ji, on the occasion of the completion of four years of her government today, inaugurated/laid foundation of various public welfare and development schemes amounting to Rs. 2000 crore. She said that despite the noncooperative attitude and step motherly treatment handed out by the Central Government, her government’s achievements were excellent in the field of law and order, development and matters related with people’s interests. She said that the State Government achieved all these factors through its own limited resources. She said that these achievements were encouraging and excellent. She said that the previous governments could not complete the tasks related with development and public interest in the last 40 years, but her government completed them in a span of only four years on the basis of missionary thinking.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji was addressing a function organised at the Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Auditorium, Ashiyana here today to mark the completion of four years of her government. She paid floral tributes on the statue of Baba Saheb Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar after her arrival. She also met with all the responsible office bearers, prominent persons and party workers gathered at there. The C.M. also inaugurated/laid foundation of various schemes. These were mainly related with Energy Department, Drinking Water and Sewerage, Bridge Corporation and PWD. She also unveiled statue of former Union Minister and Governor late Dr. Rajendra Kumari Bajpai. Mr. Ashok Bajpai and Mrs. Ranjana Bajpai were also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, the Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that owing to missionary thinking and efforts, the jungle-raj, mafia-raj and the phase of anarchy was ended and rule of law by the law was established
Ms. Mayawati ji said that during the regime of the previous government, an atmosphere of jungle-raj, mafia-raj and anarchy had been created all over Uttar Pradesh. The process of development had stopped and corruption was rampant all over the State. She pointed out that after coming to power she put the State back on the track of development. The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that the BJP and other opposition parties had been levelling false allegations of corruption against the State Government, which was totally misleading and baseless. She said that the BJP had published a book which was based on useless, false and fake facts.
She said that the book had nothing based on facts, which could be taken seriously by the State Government, the matter could be investigated by it and the culprit could be punished. She pointed out that the present government had detected the police recruitment scam, Noida land scam and food grain scam which occurred during the regime of previous government and after conducting investigation, those found guilty had been punished. The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that the State Government had demanded a special package of Rs. 80,000 crore from the Central Government to remove backwardness of the State from time to time. But, the Union Government did not take any positive decision in this regard.
She said that the Central Government even did not provide rightful money to be given to Uttar Pradesh on time. She said that the Central Government did not provide an amount in the excess of Rs. 21,385 crore to the State Government to be given under various Central Schemes over the last four years. Referring to the Prime Minister’s public meeting held in Banda on 30
The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that the State Government was in favour of small states for rapid development and effective administration. th July 2007. She pointed out that it included various proposals She said that she had been continuously demanding reorganisation of U.P. and creation of Poorvanchal, Bundelkhand and Western U.P. as separate States. She said that she had requested the Central Government to find out permanent solution for the problem of floods affecting terai and eastern areas. These floods were being caused by the rivers originating from Nepal. Besides, she had also demanded from the Centre to set up another bench of Hon’ble Allahabad High Court in the western U.P., to amend the list of BPL families and include 16 castes of OBCs in SC list. She regretted that these demands were still pending with the Centre.by launching drive and ban on government jobs for general category was lifted, she added. The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that her government had started Uttar Pradesh Mukhyamantri Mahamaya Garib Arthik Madad Yojna to provide financial assistance of Rs. 400 per month to poor people deprived from the benefits of BPL list and Antyodaya Yojna. She said that her government had also made arrangements to plead the cases of poor BPL card holders and beneficiaries of Uttar Pradesh ukhyamantri Mahamaya Garib Arthik Madad Yojna in which government is not the party.
Ms. Mayawati ji said that the Government was committed to ensure State’s development through its own limited resources and prepared projects like Ganga Express Way and Upper Ganga Canal, Jewar International Airport on the basis of PPP which did not attract any money from the Centre. Yet, the Central Government did not give permission for these schemes and the same were still pending with the Centre. She said that the States were being allocated resources under the federal system. She pointed out that earlier the Central Government was allocating only 30.5 per cent to the States from the Central taxes and presently it was allocating only 32 per cent of the same and it kept 68 per cent with it and spent this amount on its sweet will on various schemes. Likewise, the attitude of the Government of India remained callous in the allotment of Central share to the State.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that her Government had undertaken several steps to improve power sector during the last four years. She said that if the Central Government did not interfere in it, then the people of the State would get huge relief by 2014. She said that for the first time, her Government was spending about Rs. 2176 crore to improve the basic amenities in the ancient, historical and prominent cities of the State. She said that her Government had taken an important decision through which the process of election of mayors, chairpersons of Nagar Palika and Nagar Panchayat had been amended and their election had been made indirect with an objective to ensure better understanding between chairpersons and corporators. She said that this arrangement already existed in several states even today. She said that all the opposition parties should welcome the steps taken by the BSP Government in the interest of people, but the opposition parties instead of appreciating it were indulging in ugly politics.
Ms. Mayawati said that her government had done significant works to provide employment to youth instead of giving unemployment allowance. She said that the state government had recruited about 1.9 lakh sanitary workers, 88,000 primary teachers and 5,000 urdu teachers. Besides, recruitment process had been started on 2.25 lakh posts in police department after sanctioning of these posts. Lakhs of people got employment in non-government sectors. Backlog of SC/ST posts were filled
The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that her government had honoured the great heroes of social change. She said that these great men were overlooked during earlier governments owing to their casteist mentality. Memorials, museums, garden, parks and other spots had been established in the memory of saints, gurus and great men, especially Mahatma Jyotiba Phule, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj, Sri Narayana Guru, Baba Saheb Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar and Manyavar Sri Kanshiram Ji. Expenditure of less than one percent of the total budget of U.P. had been done on these works. The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that her government faced strong challenges on the issues of law & order, crime control, development and public welfare. She said that ‘criminalization of politics’ and ‘politicisation of criminals’ were protected earlier at every level and there was complete jungle raj in the state. Corruption was at the top and the entire government machinery failed owing to it. It was a difficult and challenging task to improve the failed system and her government took several hard decisions on priority basis.been exposed before the people, but half of energy of her government remained engaged in it, which was not proper.
Criticising the statement of BJP National President Mr. Nitin Gadkari regarding her and BSP on 26 April 2011 in Varanasi, she said that the language used by Mr. Gadkari clearly stated that he did not belong to a cultured family. She said that many persons of her party had suggested BSP leaders that reply should be given to BSP National President in the same language. But, BSP leaders replied that their National President was born and brought up in a cultured family, therefore she could not reply in the language of Gadkari.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that BJP, Congress and other opposition parties were trying to mislead the people of the state. Scams worth crores of rupees had been exposed recently which took place in the regime of Congress led UPA government and Congress government in Delhi. She suggested the people of the state and her party to remain cautious towards the tactics of these parties and said that opposition parties were putting false allegations of corruption on her party and government officers. She said that if her government had ordered inquiry into the cases during the regimes of opposition parties, then maximum Ministers and Officers had been found involved in the corruption. She said that if her government had wished to make inquires regarding the works being done during the regimes of opposition parties, then it would have
She said that instead of doing it, her government had given the opportunity to those officers and employees for improvement who had been made corrupt during the regimes of these parties’ governments. The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that her party welcomed the efforts of those organizations and institutions which raised their voice against corruption in any form. She said that so far as the question of raising the voice against corruption by Anna Hajare and his supporters is concerned, some people considered that they are playing in the hands of political parties. It is clear from the fact that several scams took place in Maharastra, the home state of Anna Hajare and other nearby states but instead of movement against corruption there, Mr. Hajare launched movement in Uttar Pradesh, which makes it clear that these persons are playing in the hands of political parties having anti-dalit mentality owing to which no person of dalit community was made member in the civil society constituted for drafting Lok Pal Bill. She said that the same attitude was of the Central Government and if needed, her party could organize demonstrations and public meetings in the entire country to expose this dual character. She said that owing to entry of criminal elements in politics, corruption spread on a large scale in the country for which Congress, BJP and other opposition parties are responsible.
On this occasion, a film was exhibited based on the achievements of four years of the government. The Students of CMS and Artists of Culture Department presented programme. The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji announced prize money of Rs. 10 and 05 lakhs for the CMS students and Artists of Culture Department respectively. She also released a book based on the achievements of four years of the state government. Earlier, the Senior Cabinet Minister Mr. Nasimuddin Siddiqui, Chairman of State Advisory Council Mr. Satish Chandra Mishra, BSP State President Mr. Swami Prasad Maurya, Social Welfare Minister Mr. Indrajit Saroj, Cabinet Secretary Mr. Shashank Shekhar Singh and Chief Secretary Mr. Anup Mishra welcomed the Chief Minister. The Chief Secretary also welcomed other guests and Additional Cabinet Secretary Mr. Raveendra Singh expressed his gratitude towards the guests. The Commissioner of Lucknow and Secretary Information Mr. Prashant Trivedi conducted the programme.