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UPA targets states not ruled by Congress: BJP

Last Updated: Saturday, July 30, 2011 - 18:26

Chandigarh: Facing heat in Karnataka, the BJP
on Saturday charged the UPA with adopting double standards and
blatantly misusing its powers to target states not ruled by
the Congress.

Without taking Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddurappa`s
name, BJP President Nitin Gadkari said voices were being
raised to take action against him, but the Congress feels
there is no reason to act in the case of Sheila Dikshit.
The Delhi Chief Minister has been criticised by the
Lokayukta for irregularities in some Commonwealth Games
projects and more recently for "misrepresenting" facts
regarding construction of low-cost flats.

"When the report is against the Opposition, action should
be taken, but the Delhi Lokayukta file goes to the President
...and still the party (Congress) feels there is no need for
action," Gadkari said.

Both the Congress and the Delhi chief minister have
rejected BJP`s comparison between Dikshit and her Karnataka
counterpart, saying it was not a graft case like that of B S

Soon after Karnataka Lokayukta Santosh Hegde submitted his
report indicting Yeddyurappa for mining scams, the Congress
demanded the chief minister`s resignation on moral grounds.

Gadkari lashed out at the Congress for downplaying the
Shunglu Committee report which has criticised Delhi government
over the Commonwealth Games. The ruling party argues that it
was only a fact-finding committee and not a statutory body
like Lokayukta, he said.
Alleging step-motherly treatment to non-Congress ruled
states, he said "financial discrimination" against them by the
Centre affected their good governance and cited examples of
Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh and Madhya
Pradesh besides Punjab, where BJP has alliance with SAD.


First Published: Saturday, July 30, 2011 - 18:26
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