BSP sacked ministers to fool voters: BJP

Last Updated: Monday, December 26, 2011 - 14:29

Deoria: BJP on Monday alleged Uttar Pradesh
Chief Minister Mayawati`s move to sack four of her ministers
was aimed at befooling the electorate ahead of the state
Assembly polls.

"Mayawati turned a blind eye on the corruption in her
ministry during the past four years but with the Assembly
elections being announced, she dismissed four of her ministers
to show that she is intolerant to corruption," BJP state unit
president Surya Pratap Shahi told reporters here.

Alleging that Mayawati herself is at the centre of
corruption, Shahi said there are about 25 ministers in the
BSP-led government who are involved in corruption. Lokayukta
is also probing graft charges against most of the ministers.

Mayawati had yesterday sacked four ministers facing
corruption charges.

The four were Higher Education minister Rakeshdhar
Tripathi, Agriculture, Education and Research minister Rajpal
Tyagi, minister of state for Backward Welfare (independent
charge) Awdhesh Verma and minister of state for Home Guard
Hari Om.

Tripathi is also facing a Lokayukta probe.


First Published: Monday, December 26, 2011 - 14:29

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