Cong hits back at Maya, accuses of misusing funds

Congress on Saturday accused Mayawati of "misusing maximum funds" given by the Centre in constructing parks and erecting statues including those of her own.

Last Updated: Nov 12, 2011, 15:28 PM IST

New Delhi: Hitting back at UP Chief Minister
Mayawati for her remarks against Rahul Gandhi, Congress on Saturday
accused her of "misusing maximum funds" given by the Centre
in constructing parks and erecting statues including those of
her own.

"There is no need to advice Rahul Gandhi. She is always
hungry of funds despite receiving maximum funds from the
Centre. It is a state where maximum funds have been misused",
party spokesman Rashid Alvi alleged.

She has "misused funds in constructing parks and erecting
statutes including her own, which is unheard of in our
country," Alvi said.

The Congress spokesman was responding to Mayawati`s
remarks that instead of indulging in "votebank politics" and
expressing his anger against the state government, Rahul
Gandhi should vent his ire at the Central government.

"As an MP from the state he should exert pressure on the
union government for releasing funds for the welfare works and
projects for Uttar Pradesh," she said.

Mayawati said the Congress General Secretary should
also help on the issue of inflation and rising petrol prices
which were posing immense hardships to the people in UP.

PTI