It's Maya bashing at Cong function

Giving a call to the party workers for a decisive battle against the Mayawati government in the state, senior leaders and MPs counselled them not to rejoice over the party’s recent success in the Lok Sabha elections and continue to work with the people to accomplish “Mission 2012,” referring to the Assembly elections that  year.

AICC general secretary in charge of UP affairs Digvijay Singh in his address asked the MPs and ministers from the state to devote more time to UP and take up issues concerning the common man.

He alleged that Mayawati was directly responsible for the attack on the house of UPCC president Rita Bahuguna Joshi and announced that the Congress would launch a jail bharo campaign if the state government did not recommend a CBI inquiry into the incident by July 31.

Joshi said the Congress had proved in the Lok Sabha election that it was alone capable of taking on the regional forces that pursued divisive politics. She accused the Mayawati government of diverting central funds and demanded a white paper on the issue.

Union minister Jitin Prasada asked Congressmen not to rejoice over the Lok Sabha success in UP. “The real test lies ahead and we have to work with greater determination and strength to bring a Congress government in UP,” he said.

The newly elected MPs termed the Mayawati government “tyrannical”, “autocratic”, “intolerant” and “anti-people”.

Earlier in the day, Singh, along with two Union ministers Salman Khurshid and Jitin Prasada, visited the burnt house of the UPCC president.

As many as 15 of the 21 Congress MPs attended the felicitation function where they were honoured with a citation and a shawl.

DH News Service

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