BJP questions clean chit given to UP minister

Banda: BJP on Friday questioned the clean chit given by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati to Rural Development Minister Daddu Prasad, who has been accused of sexual harassment by a woman in Chitrakoot district recently.

"How can the chief minister give a clean chit to the minister without any inquiry? He needs to be dismissed immediately," part vice-president Kalraj Misra told reporters here during his Jan Swabhimaan Yatra.

The government has lost the moral right to continue in office for even a minute, he said.

Yesterday, UP cabinet secretary Shashank Shekhar Singh had told reporters that Mayawati was fully convinced that the minister is being framed by opposition parties.

Misra also criticised Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's statement in Amethi yesterday that the UPA government has been working for the poor.