BJP asks Mayawati to issue white paper on assets

Lucknow: The Bhartiya Janata Party on Tuesday demanded that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and BSP supremo Mayawati issue a white paper on her assets and those of her family members.

"Instead of misleading the people, Mayawati should issue a white paper on her assets and those owned by her family members," party spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak told reporters here.

He said that the BSP supremo should give a point wise reply on the allegations levelled by the BJP against her brother Anand and his wife.

BJP had yesterday accused Anand Kumar, the brother of the BSP Supremo, and his wife of parking money through ghost and dummy companies at Noida.

"There are 26 companies linked with dubious transactions, dealings and investment, of which seven closed down after financial transactions of Anand Kumar," BJP National Secretary Kirit Somaiya had alleged while releasing the list of companies.

He had alleged that more than 100 such companies were involved in the Noida scam.

Pathak said that Mayawati should tell the people about her assets and those owned by her family members, including brother and his wife.

"Allegations against Anand are of a serious a nature and people need to know the reality," he said.

He said that the BSP was misleading the people by terming these allegations as false and baseless and making statements like "imported leaders".

The spokesman demanded that a thorough probe into the matter.

Mayawati today hit out at the opposition parties for targeting her government and the party and said such attacks would only work to her advantage in the assembly elections due next year.