Lucknow: Accusing the ruling BSP of selling off Uttar Pradesh`s land to private parties, Janta Dal (United) president Sharad Yadav on Friday asked the CBI to make public the names of people involved in various scams.
"Mayawati government has reduced the state`s land by nine percent by selling it to private operators. The state was
ruled by JPs and Chaddas in the past four years in which
nothing was done for the common man", Yadav told reporters
Advising CBI to expose the names of masterminds involved
in the scams it is probing, Yadav said that names of those
behind the scams should be made public.
"If CBI did not have their (those involved in scams)
names and addresses, they should come to me...I will provide
them to the agency", he said.
On Congress, Yadav said that it was promising development
of the state now but not saying anything regarding its 45
years rule in the state.
"The Congress is promising jobs..I want to ask them from
where they will generate these jobs", he said adding that
Congress` Vision 20-20 has no meaning as after eight years
people will forget what they had said.
About the Samajwadi Party, he said that party had
promised laptops and tablets but he felt that people should be
provided water and electricity and the rest development would
be automatically ensured.
On the "outsider" issue raised by Rahul Gandhi and
countered by Uma Bharti, Yadav said that both were outsiders
but this should not be an issue.
"Instead of showing kawalli between them (Rahul and
Uma) serious issues should be taken care of", Yadav said.
Asked whether his presence would damage BJP, Yadav said
that his party was here to make its presence felt and make an
About the possibility of an alliance, Yadav said that his
party, which has so far announced candidates on 325 seats
was in talks with Trinamool Congress and Socialist party for
seat-sharing ahead of polls.
"We will contest on all 403 seats", he said predicting
a hung assembly in the state.
About the party`s chief ministerial candidate, Yadav said
that its question did not arise as state will be witnessing a
hung assembly and his party wanted maximum seats to have it
say in later stages.
To a question regarding reservation to minorities, Yadav
said that Congress move would not be accepted in parliament
and he would protest it.