SP alleges Rs 8,000cr foodgrain scam in UP

Samajwadi Party in UP alleged that a scam of more than Rs 8,000 crore had taken place in purchase of foodgrains during the last four years.

Last Updated: Nov 13, 2011, 00:23 AM IST

Lucknow: Opposition Samajwadi Party in
Uttar Pradesh on Sunday alleged that a scam of more than Rs 8,000
crore had taken place in purchase of foodgrains during the
last four years of BSP rule in the state, and demanded a CBI
inquiry into the matter.

"There has been a scam of around Rs 2,000 crore per year
in the purchase of wheat and paddy, and a CBI probe is
required in the case," Leader of Opposition in the state
Assembly, Shivpal Singh Yadav said.
Yadav alleged that paddy had not been purchased directly
from farmers at the purchase centres, and fake purchases had
been shown with the help of middlemen.
He demanded that names of farmers from whom paddy was
purchased be made public.

PTI