Congress `mother of corruption`: Mayawati

UP CM has launched a scathing attack on Congress and BJP on the issue of land acquisition.

New Delhi: Under attack over violence in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Thursday launched a scathing attack on Congress and BJP on the issue of land acquisition, saying farmers in states ruled by the two parties were agitated over poor compensation.

Addressing BSP workers from Delhi at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium here, the BSP chief alleged that Congress is considered as the "mother of corruption" in the country.

Mayawati, under attack from opposition parties in UP on the issue of corruption, used the opportunity to attack the ruling party at the Centre on the same issue.

Citing irregularities in the run up to the Commonwealth Games, she said the money wasted in corruption could have been used to upgrade the living conditions of people from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar who have come the national capital to earn a living.

Mayawati alleged that the "corruption" during the Commonwealth Games had the patronage and encouragement of Congress-ruled Delhi government.

On the issue of land acquisition, she said before accusing her party of wrongdoings on acquiring farmlands in the backdrop of violence in Bhatta Parsaul village in Greater
Noida, Congress and BJP should take stock of situation in states ruled by the two parties.

She claimed in Congress-ruled Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Maharashtra and BJP-ruled Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, farmers were agitated over receiving poor compensation for their lands acquired by the state governments.

"Right under the nose of the central government, lands of farmers are being acquired in Delhi at poor rates," Mayawati said.

Mayawati said BSP would press for an amended Land Acquisition Bill in the Monsoon session of Parliament and if need be the party workers would `ghearo` the Parliament House on the issue.

She claimed that unemployment and recent hike in fuel prices have aggravated the problems being faced by the common man but Congress-led UPA was not serious in dealing with the situation as its leaders were busy pursuing their "narrow political interests”.

The BSP asked the cadre to prepare itself for the next Assembly Elections in Delhi and said they will have to work with a missionary zeal if they wanted to have the party`s government installed in Delhi.


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