Youth Cong targets Mayawati over HC order in NRHM
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Last Updated: Friday, November 18, 2011, 22:31
New Delhi: Youth Congress on Friday targeted Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati over the Allahabad High Court order directing CBI to conduct a probe into affairs of NRHM in the state, saying it vindicated Rahul Gandhi's allegations that she "duped" the poorest of the state.

Seeking answers from the UP Chief Minister on the allegations, it asked what the real reasons were behind the brutal murders of two senior doctors associated with National Rural Health Mission and the death of a third doctor inside a jail hospital.

"...Any other state government, say in Maharashtra, Delhi, Haryana or Punjab would have resigned on the same day if a scam of such proportion would have been unearthed," the Youth Congress said in a release here.

"Allahabad High Court's decision on Tuesday to order a CBI probe, which prima facie establishes irregularities, into the functioning of NRHM across entire Uttar Pradesh has vindicated what the Congress Party and its General Secretary Rahul Gandhi has been saying all along - that Mayawati government has duped the poorest people of Uttar Pradesh of the money that was meant for their health care, under various NRHM projects," the party said.

The Lucknow Bench of the Court had given the decision while disposing of three PILs seeking a CBI inquiry into alleged irregularities in the NRHM.

The Youth wing of the Congress also alleged that thousands of crores of rupees "siphoned off" in the "massive irregularities" in NRHM in UP and an amount of Rs 3500 crore central funds provided in NRHM disappeared into "pockets of corrupt politicians and officials of Mayawati government".

Congress activists will be visiting various cities, small towns and villages of the poll-bound state to take up the issue of rampant irregularities in NRHM in the BSP-ruled state with the people, the release said.


First Published: Friday, November 18, 2011, 22:31

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