Replying to the opposition’s allegations levelled during the discussion on the motion of thanks on the Governor’s address questioning the functioning of
the government, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati said that these allegations were totally false and baseless. She said that her
government was following the policy of Sarvajan Hitai, Sarvajan Sukhai and it was implementing various welfare schemes for the poor, downtrodden and
weaker sections of the society. She said that the views expressed by the opposition leaders, especially that of the leader opposition, were totally
ambiguous and directionless. She said that her government had been according full respect to the Constitution of India and also to the democratic
traditions. She said that the wrong policies of the Central Government were responsible for the problem of inflation affecting the people of the country.
She said that the Central Government had been discriminating against the U.P. Government. The Chief Minister was replying on the motion of thanks on the
Governor’s address in Vidhan Sabha here today. She said that her party and Government had been following the path shown by the architect of the Indian
Constitution Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar. Referring to the problem of inflation, she said that the Central Government was fully responsible for it. She said that the Centre had adopted wrong economic and export-import policies. She said that the irresponsible statements given by the Union Agriculture Minister were also responsible for it.
Ms. Mayawati said that the opposition parties should launch a movement against Central Government instead of opposing the State Government. She said that her party and Government would extend all cooperation in it. The Chief Minister termed the allegations levelled by opposition parties, especially the Samajwadi Party, regarding poor law and order and scams in various departments, as totally false and baseless. Regarding the allegations of scams, she said that there was no place for these things in the present Government. She said that the list of scams committed during the previous Governments was quite lengthy.
Ms. Mayawati said that the State Government was sensitive towards the interests of the Government employees. She said that Uttar Pradesh was the
first State which implemented recommendations of the sixth pay commission which caused a burden of Rs. 21,000 crore on the State exchequer.
The Chief Minister said that her Government was fully sensitive towards the interests of cane growers and it had taken several important decisions in
their favour from time to time. She said that an unprecedented increase of Rs. 25 per quintal in the SAP of the sugar cane had been effected for the crushing season 2009-10, which no earlier Government ever did. Ms. Mayawati said that the farmer’s problem related to seeds, fertilisers, power and water were also being solved. She said that the State Government was very serious to check adulteration of food articles and drugs. She said that raids were being conducted to check it. The CM said that various welfare schemes had been implemented by her Government. She said that Sarvjan Hitai Shahri Gharib Awas (Slum Area) Yojna had been implemented for the welfare of urban poor. Besides, Manyawar Shri Kanshiramji Shahri Gharib Awas Yojna, Mahamaya Awas and
Mahamaya Sarvajan Awas Yojna for poor people living in rural areas, Savitri Bai Phule Balika Shiksha Madad Yojna for girls and Mahamaya Gharib Balika
Ashirwad Yojna for girls belonging to BPL families had been implemented in the State for the welfare of poor and weaker sections of the society. The State Government has also taken steps for the welfare of farmers, labourers, women, students, employees, traders and people involved in other
professions. Ms. Mayawati said that the State Government was focusing on the welfare of minorities and during its all previous regimes it had done so. She said that the State Government had taken several important decisions to accelerate the pace of development. The State Government had been focusing
on sectors like energy, agriculture, employment, world class road infrastructure, smooth transportation and urban regeneration. The participation of private sector was also being ensured. The projects like Yamuna Express Way, Ganga Express Way, and Upper Ganga Canal Express Way were under progress. Arrangements had been made to provide training to 2000 commandos. The CM said that her Government was providing employment opportunities to the youths of the State in large numbers. Referring to the construction of various memorials and installation of statues of various great men born in Dalit and backward classes like Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar and Manyawar Shri Kanshiramji, she said that if the previous Governments had done so then the construction of memorials etc. would not have been required.
Ms. Mayawati said that the Centre had released only 55 per cent of the Rs. 27,258 crore required under the Centrally Sponsored Schemes. She said
that the Central Government had not reimbursed the amount of Rs. 2000 crore to be paid under scholarship schemes for students of backward classes.
She said that various proposals sent to the Centre were still pending. The CM said that all these points made it clear that the Central Government had been discriminating against the UP Government.