Mayawati govt involved in Rs 2.54 lakh crore scam: BJP

Last Updated: Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 23:27

Lucknow: BJP on Thursday alleged that the
Mayawati-led government in Uttar Pradesh was involved in scams
to the tune of Rs 2.54 lakh crore and said the party would
soon submit a report on it along with documentary evidence to
the concerned authorities.

"In the first `First Information Report` being
submitted to state president Surya Pratap Shahi, 100 major
scams of Mayawati government amounting to Rs 2.54 lakh crore
have been included," BJP national secretary Kirit Somaiya said.

Based on this FIR, the party will now submit a
"chargesheet" to Shahi along with the "documentary evidences"
on June 12, he said. "The report would also be submitted to
CAG, CVC and if required, it would be presented in court as
well."

Somaiya said details of these scams were collected
over a period of two months after visiting 22 districts in the
state.

The BJP leader said there were scams "worth Rs 54,000
crore in allotment of land in Noida" and land was given to
choicest people at throw away prices.

"Mills having market value of Rs 600 to Rs 800 crore
were sold for Rs 14.11 crore. The party will issue a special
detailed report on this in next 10 days," he said, adding
there were scams in MNREGA, pensions, scholarships, power
sector and even monuments.

"It is my open allegation that if a thorough inquiry
of Swiss bank accounts and black money is done, names of
several BSP ministers will be revealed," he said.

During construction of monuments, stones which
actually cost Rs 400 per square feet were purchased at the
rate of Rs 4000 per square feet, whereas statue of Elephant
which originally cost Rs 10 lakh was bought for Rs 90 lakh,
Somaiya alleged.

"We have information regarding 235 scams of Mayawati
government, but in the first phase only 100 have been taken."

He said that scams of Mayawati government were
"bigger than 2G spectrum and CWG scams".

"While 2G and CWG combined are that of Rs 2.46 lakh
crore, Mayawati government scams total to Rs 2.54 lakh crore,"
the BJP leader alleged.

Somaiya said that even dalits and poor on whose votes
Mayawati "rode to power were not spared and there was blatant
loot of public exchequer and fund in the state."

There was competition between BSP and Congress for out
doing each other in scams, he said, adding that "Maya Tax" was
being realised in the state.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 23:27

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