New Delhi, Nov 21: Coming down heavily on Mayawati government, Congress today termed as “ridiculous” and “murder of democracy” the controversial resolution passed by the Uttar Pradesh Assembly for splitting the state into four parts.
AICC spokesperson Manish Tewari also said, “If some persons think that the people of Uttar Pradesh are foolish and that they cannot see through this proposal inspired by political opportunism, they will get an appropriate reply (in the elections).”
He, at the same time, refused to give a categorical reply on whether the party was in favour of the proposal or not.
AICC Screening Committee in-charge for the state, Mohan Prakash described the passing of the resolution without a discussion as “murder of democracy” and attacked Samajwadi Party and BJP as well over the issue.
“The role played by the BJP, BSP and SP on such an important issue reflects their real seriousness towards it,” Prakash said sarcastically, adding, “A joke is being made out on the democratic system in this manner. Such a signficant proposal was passed in this light manner.”
Tewari wondered why there was no discussion in the Assembly over the proposal to divide a state like UP, which is the “heart” of India. “Nothing can be more ridiculous than this,” he said.
To a question on whether Congress is in favour or is opposed to the proposal to divide the state, he merely said that the party takes decision on such issues after thorough deliberations.
“Whenever such decisions are taken, an effort is made to build a consensus. The way Uttar Pradesh government got this resolution passed, it is not a good precedent for any state,” he said.