Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Tuesday came out in support of Anna Hazare’s demands on the Lokpal issue, while taking pot shots at the Congress-led Central government.
While she did not mention Hazare or Team Anna during the press conference held here today, Mayawati endorsed their main demands of bringing the Prime Minister, Group C and D Central government employees, and the CBI under the ambit of Lokpal.
The UP CM was spelling out her party’s stand on Lokpal ahead of tomorrow’s all-party meet on the issue.
Mayawati said the Lokpal should have control over the CBI so as to prevent its misuse by Central governments.
“I am also a victim of misuse of CBI in the Taj Corridor case,” she told reporters.
According to her, an effective Lokpal would automatically curb criminalisation of politics while tackling corruption.
She also demanded proper representation of all backward sections of society in the Lokpal.
Mayawati said the Congress was not serious about bringing a strong Lokpal. She also hit out at the Centre for having non-serious attitude about bringing back black money.
Listing out her party’s steps to curb corruption in the state, Mayawati said stern action has been taken against party members and ministers whenever any complaint has been received, including from the state Lokayukta.
She further said that her government has implemented the citizen’s charter in the form of UP Janhit Kanun in the state.