Rahul indulging in mean dramatics: Mayawati

Lucknow: UP chief minister Mayawati on Thursday took Congress scion Rahul Gandhi head-on. She said, sprinkled with satire, whatever Rahul Gandhi has to do on the issue of acquisition of farmers' land, he should first do in his party.

"I would like to tell 'Yuvraj' that whatever struggle he has to do, he should do in his home first, as the decision is in the hands of the Centre... It seems that he is not being heard in his own home and he is venting his frustration by indulging in mean dramatics," she alleged.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati speaks during a news conference in New Delhi. The Bahujan Samaj Party supremo is now caught in a bitter political battle over the farmers' agitation in Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh. Vijay Mathur/Reuters

Mayawati said that from time to time the cabinet secretary has on her behalf clarified the situation, but still an attempt was being made to mislead people by associating the issue with land compensation. "As part of the conspiracy, rumours are being spread that the land has been given for Yaumna and Ganga expressways, which is completely false," she said.

She said the land was taken for development under masterplan of the Greater Noida Authority. "I strongly condemn false publicity despite repeated clarification," she said. Mayawati said that farmers in Gautam Buddha Nagar gave their land to Greater Noida authority way back in 2009 and had taken the compensation.

"From this it is clear that the incident had nothing to with the compensation. This is dirty politics of the opposition parties," she fumed.

PTI


Updated Date: May 12, 2011 13:43 PM

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