Lucknow: Coming down heavily on UP Chief
Minister Mayawati, the Opposition today said the huge increase
in her wealth from Rs 52 crore to Rs 88 crore in three years
was indicative of massive corruption in the state and demanded
a CBI probe into her sources of income.
The assets declared by the BSP supremo in an affidavit
yesterday while filing nomination for upcoming biennial Vidhan
Parishad elections did not include her entire property, the
opposition leaders in the state said.
Talking to reporters in Etawah, Samajwadi Party leader
Shivpal Singh Yadav demanded a CBI probe into Mayawati`s
sources of income.
The actual assets of the BSP chief were much more than
Rs 88 crore, the Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative
Samajwadi Party spokesman Rajendra Chaudhary said the
rise in Mayawati`s assets could put the likes of "Harshad
Mehta (kingpin of securities-share market scam of 1992) and
Abdul Karim Telgi (fake stamp paper scam kingpin) to shame".
"The declaration did not include her properties in her
native Badalpur village and those of her kin," he said.
The whooping increase in her assets in the past three
years had raised the question whether she possessed a magic
wand, the SP spokesman said.
Terming the declaration made by the Chief Minister as
"just partial", Congress spokesman Subodh Srivastav said the
tremendous increase in her wealth was indicative of massive
corruption in the state ruled by her party.
"The Chief Minister stands totally exposed today. The
people are well aware how she has earned the money," he said.
"The declaration comprised only the income which she
(Mayawati) has managed to convert into white by showing them
as donations by her supporters."
The BJP in New Delhi had yesterday demanded a probe
into BSP leader`s sources of income.
"This is very painful for democracy that someone`s
assets rise suddenly from Rs 52 crore to over Rs 88 crore,"
BJP chief spokesman Ravi Shankar Prasad had told reporters.
An affidavit filed by Mayawati yesterday showed she
had assets valued at over 88 crore, an increase of nearly Rs
36 crore in the past three years.
In the affidavit filed by her while contesting a
Vidhan Parishad bypoll, she had said she had assets worth Rs