New Delhi: A BJP delegation led by party
chief Nitin Gadkari Wednesday met President Pratibha Patil
demanding an inquiry into the alleged corruption, abuse of
power and worsening law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh
under Chief Minister Mayawati`s rule.
"The situation in Uttar Pradesh is worsening day by
day. We have asked the President to intervene and institute an
independent and impartial inquiry into increasing lawlessness
and corruption in the state. There is a complete breakdown of
the constitutional machinery there," Gadkari said.
He was speaking to reporters after meeting Patil,
along with senior party leaders -- Uma Bharti, Murli Manohar
Joshi, Rajnath Singh, Kalraj Mishra and Vinay Katiyar.
The BJP alleged that "100 scams had taken place during
the four years of Mayawati regime and the total worth of these
scams is Rs 2,54,000 crore."
"The law and order in the state is bad. Dalits, women
and the weaker sections are living in fear. The rape of Dalit
women is on the rise," Gadkari said.
The BJP has raised its voice against the murder of
Deputy CMO Y S Sachan in Lucknow jail and already demanded a
CBI probe into the matter.
In a memorandum submitted to the President, the BJP
alleged that despite strictures by UP Lokayukta and adverse
remarks and recommendations of strong action by the Supreme
Court, there has been little impact.
"The BSP government is indulging in abuse of power,
acquiring land from farmers in the name of public purpose at
cheaper rates and handing them over to big builders," Gadkari
said, adding that there is "fear, hunger and corruption"
everywhere in the state.
A documentary film "Mayajal"- on the situation in UP -
is among the documents submitted by BJP to Patil.