Youth Cong targets Mayawati over HC order in NRHM

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.

PTI



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

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