SP and BSP treated the state like ATM: UPCC President Raj Babbar
Noida: Broadsiding the ruling Samajwadi Party and Mayawati-led BSP, the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee President Raj Babbar said these parties had treated not only Noida but the entire state as ATM.
''The governments came and milked the state specially Noida and went away leaving its population in lurch,'' he said while reaching here on Sunday during party's '27 saal behal' yatra. They treated the state like ATMs, extracted the money and vanished, he alleged.
Raj Babbar, at his eloquent best, said the Congress had pledged to turn the fortune of the state from 'behal (pitiable)' to 'bemisal (unparalleled)'.
Recalling the days when Uttar Pradesh used to be called 'Uttam Pradesh', he said now it was the chance for 21 crore populace of the state to elect the Congress to experience turn around in the fortunes. Look at the ratings of UP in the country which is must be on the lowest rung, he pointed out.
The UPCC Chief blamed SP and Bahujan Samaj Party for the poor state of affairs in UP saying the rampant corruption by these parties had completely ruined the state. He said these parties withered away all the advantages what Congress had visioned for the state 27 years ago.
Raj Babbar, who was accompanied by senior leaders Salman Khurshid, Pramod Tiwari and P L Punia, said that the UPA government at the Centre had waived off farmers loan of Rs 72000 crore. Same will be done in Uttar Pradesh when it came to power, he declared.