BSP, Cong promoted corruption in UP: SP

The SP has accused both BSP and Congress of promoting corruption in Uttar Pradesh.

Updated: Dec 17, 2011, 14:15 PM IST

Lakhimpur Kheri (UP): The SP has accused
both BSP and Congress of promoting corruption in Uttar
Pradesh.

"If `hathi (elephant) is getting fatter in UP, who, if
not Congress, helped it grow in corruption?" state SP chief
Akhilesh Yadav said here yesterday, ridiculing Congress leader
Rahul Gandhi`s remark that an elephant (BSP`s symbol) is
eating into poor people`s money in the state.
Hitting out at the ruling BSP, he said, "Never before
since independence, UP ministers in such large numbers have
been implicated in corruption cases as in the BSP government
and this is not possible without the patronage of the chief
minister."

On Rahul accusing SP of being against English and
computers, Akhilesh said, "Samajwadi Party is not against
English but the party intended to promote the mother-tongue
Hindi, which was the language of 98 per cent people."
"Why not the Congress leaders urged people for vote in
English if they were so much worried about the language,"
he said.

PTI