Lucknow: BJP on Tuesday demanded a CBI probe into
the source of funding of various companies registered in the
name of Mayawati`s brother Anand Kumar, alleging that his
wealth has multiplied a thousand times in just a few years.
"As per information, records available with the government
department as on 1st January 2007, Anand Kumar had a couple of
companies in 2007. During Mayawati regime, number of companies
of Anand Kumar has crossed 300 as on January 1 2012," BJP
national secretary Kirit Somaiya told repoters here.
He said the major company Anand Kumar had on January 1,
2007 was Hotel Library Club Private Limited with the net worth
of less than Rs 5 crore.
"However, over the last few years, with the help of
inflow from non-transparent dealings and income from dubious
transactions, the wealth/investments of Mayawati`s family and
friends have crossed Rs 10,000 crore," Somaiya alleged.
The party also accused Mayawati government of parking
"kick backs" received for "various non-transparent" deals in
these 300 dubious companies.
"In the last six months, it seems dozens of new companies
have been formed by Mayawati`s friends and family. The latest
example is Messers Front Age Investment Private Limited,"
the BJP leader alleged.
He alleged that this company has been registered with
the Registrar of Company on January 13 this year.
"This is the latest company registered by Anand Kumar
Group. The scam money is diverted and invested in hotels,
properties, lands and banks," Somaiya alleged.
Demanding a CBI investigation into the source of funding
of these companies, he said a probe by the apex investigation
agency is a must to unravel the secret behind the steep and
manifold rise in Anand Kumar`s wealth.
However, the ruling BSP in Uttar Pradesh has already
rubbished the charges as baseless, saying they had been
levelled by the BJP out of frustration due to the party`s
"rejection" by the poor, dalits, backwards and minorities.