Probe graft against UP CM: Uma to Sonia, Rahul

BJP leader Uma Bharti has written to Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi demanding a "proper inquiry" into the graft allegations against UP CM Mayawati.

Last Updated: Dec 08, 2011, 21:22 PM IST

Lucknow: BJP leader Uma Bharti has written to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and general secretary Rahul Gandhi demanding a "proper inquiry" into the graft allegations against UP Chief Minister Mayawati and her brother Anand Kumar, to remove "suspicion" that BSP and Congress have tacit understanding.
"Uma Bharti had already faxed all the documents to
Congress president Sonia Gandhi and general secretary Rahul
Gandhi on December 5," party spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak
told reporters here.

He said Bharti along with national secretary Kirit
Somaiya has presented documents relating to Anand and his wife
about their involvement in various irregularities.

"The senior leader in her letter has said that a number
of agencies to probe economic offences were under the
Centre. She has said that the documents given by the BJP
should be probed," Pathak said.

Bharti has said that if the documents were found false
and misleading then her party leaders should be punished, but
action should be taken against Mayawati and her family members
if they are found true.

"Umaji has said that there is suspicion in the minds of
the people that BSP and Congress have tacit understanding. She
has said that the suspicion could only be removed when a
proper inquiry is conducted," he said.
The BJP spokesman demanded that Mayawati should give
point-wise clarification on the allegations levelled by the
party.

BJP on December 8 had accused Anand Kumar and his wife of
parking money through ghost and dummy companies at Noida.

"There are 26 companies linked with dubious transactions,
dealings and investment, of which seven closed down after
financial transaction of Anand Kumar," BJP national secretary
Kirit Somaiya had alleged while releasing the list of
companies. He had alleged that more than 100 such companies
were involved in Noida scam.

PTI