Friday, January 10, 2014

Cultural extravaganza

The cultural extravaganza at the ancestral village Saifai in Uttar Pradesh of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s father Samajwadi Party boss and former chief minister of UP Mulayam Singh Yadav reflects everything that is opposed to socialism. The extravaganza displayed at Saifai Mahotsav, especially, when the communal riot victims are dying of cold in the relief camps of Muzaffarnagar is nothing but the drain of state exchequer. The way public exchequer is drained away in the hospitality of artistes and Bollywood actors invited to attend the Cultural show at Saifai Village shows only the insensitivity at this point of time. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has said media is unnecessarily criticizing the artistes at Saifai Cultural Festival. He says that they are free to criticize me, but not the artistes. Mr. Chief Minister, You must know that the party you lead in power is boastful of promoting socialist values and equality in society but what you are doing is against humanity if riot victims' condition is taken into consideration. You claim to be the torchbearer of socialism but in contrary to your claim you are doing everything that is done in a capitalistic society. Which poor and underdeveloped state like Uttar Pradesh can afford to drain away the unaccounted government money on celebrating a traditional cultural festival every year in the same manner? A few months back the state of UP has witnessed one of the worst communal riots in which more 60 innocent persons were killed and more than 50,000 people were displaced from their homes. The riot victims of Muzaffarnagar are living in relief camps covered with plastics in this bone chilling cold. Several children have reportedly died of cold in relief camps. On one hand the riot victims are facing all kinds of hardships in the relief camps and the government of UP which claims to be the messiah of minorities and weaker sections is busy organizing the Item dance at Saifai Cultural festival on the other. Akhilesh Yadav and his father Mulayam Singh Yadav have witnessed the Item Dance of Bollywood actress together at the festival. This is the Samajwad of Mulayam Singh Yadav today. This is the reason media is so over-active to bring the reality in the Samajwadi Party government before the people. It exposes Akhilesh Yadav government’s apathy towards the plight of Muzaffarnagar riot victims’ in relief camps. Celebrating Saifai Maifai Mahotsav at the cost of public exchequer or the money collected locally is no matter of importance but the way UP government’s insensitivity clearly comes into picture at a time when the state is going through bad patches is irksome to one and all. By devoting more time in staging only pomp and show and failing to improve law and order in the state, Akhilesh Yadav is not only squandering state exchequer on organizing cultural extravaganza but also loosing a golden opportunity to bring the state of UP back on the track of development. His regime is proving to be detrimental to both peace and development of Uttar Pradesh.

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