Poll Talk: Team Anna slams Rahul’s promise of development

Team Anna members,who on Thursday began their tour of UP with a fervent appeal to voters to understand the strength of their franchise and cast their ballots in favour of honest and responsible candidates,questioned Rahul Gandhi’s promise of bringing change in the state.

Written by Express News Service | Published: February 3, 2012 2:45 am

Barabanki: Team Anna members,who on Thursday began their tour of UP with a fervent appeal to voters to understand the strength of their franchise and cast their ballots in favour of honest and responsible candidates,questioned Rahul Gandhi’s promise of bringing change in the state.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi speaks about changing the picture of the state in five years and is learning politics from Union minister Beni Prasad Verma,said Team Anna member Manoj Sisodiya . “How can people who make such promises be believed?,” he added.

HC seeks govt reply on ‘absconding’ minister Maurya

Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court on Thursday asked the state government to file its reply on a writ petition alleging that a state minister and his two aides were not appearing before a trial court in an attempt to murder case despite non-bailable warrants issued against them. Passing the order on the writ petition filed by Praful Singh,the Division Bench comprising Justices Amar Saran and Ramesh Sinha asked the state government to file its reply within three weeks and fixed February 23 as the next date of hearing in the matter.

The petitioner has alleged UP minister Swami Prasad Maurya,who is also the state president of the ruling BSP,along with his associates Shiv Prakash Mishra and Manoj Kumar Tiwari is named as accused in an FIR lodged at Dalmau police station of Raebareli district way back in 1987. The three were charged with attempt to murder and assault on government officials.

The petitioner said the trio had failed to appear before the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate,which had declared them as absconders and issued non-bailable warrants against them in January 2009. The petitioner has also claimed the police were not executing the warrants and all the accused were “roaming freely”.

No direct,indirect alliance with SP,BSP: Gadkari

Barabanki: The BJP on Thursday ruled out any “direct or indirect” alliance with SP or BSP and accused the Congress at the Centre and BSP in the state of looting people. Addressing a rally here,BJP president Nitin Gadkari said the SP,BSP and Congress were all together.” … “They are together at the Centre and in the state they are involved in shadow boxing,” he said. Gadkari said BJP works for the poor and common people and is never involved in politics of caste or religion. He said that for the progress of UP a good and clean leadership,which can take decisions in the interest of the people,was required.

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