Friday, May 13, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Mayawati lashes out at BJP over booklet on 'fake scams'

Mayawati lashes out at BJP over booklet on 'fake scams'
Agencies Posted online: Fri May 13 2011, 17:05 hrs
Lucknow : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati today lashed out at
BJP for publishing a booklet on "fake scams" against her government
and said the Opposition parties were spreading "canards" about her
administration as they have no real issues.

"As the opposition parties, including BJP, are left with no other
issues against the state government which has given a very good
governance. They, under a planned conspiracy, spreading canards about
the working style of the government and BJP has gone ahead by
releasing a booklet of fake scams to mislead the people," she said
while addressing a function to mark completion of four-year of her

Yesterday, Mayawati accused the opposition parties of spreading "lies
and rumours" and doing "dirty politics" over the issue of farmers'
agitation in the state.

BJP recently released a 400-page book 'Mayawati Sarkar Ke 100 Ghotale
- Scams in Uttar Pradesh'.

On the BJP booklet which mentions 100 scams of the BSP government, she
said they are mere rhetoric and not worthy enough for her to institute
an inquiry.

"But I would definitely ask the BJP leaders to come out with the
evidence of its charges to prove them before the people or it would be
proved that it is not a party which practices principled politics as
they claim," she said.

Terming BJP as the "number one" party in the country spreading
rumours, she said it had done the same during the last Vidhan Sabha
elections to harm the BSP by releasing a book but it was reduced to
the third spot. Again they have adopted same tactics, she added.

The chief minister was specially critical of BJP President Nitin
Gadkari who she said used flowery (unsavoury) language against the BSP
during a meeting in Varanasi recently. She said though her people
advised her to give a befitting reply to Gadkari but she decided
against it as she came from a cultured family.

"It appears that BJP president has not been brought up in a cultured
family," she said, adding she prayed that he get some values as this
has been earning a bad name for the BJP.

Warning people against the designs of opposition parties to mislead
them, she said there is also an effort to level baseless charges of
corruption against her party government and officials.

"If an inquiry is ordered into the working of all the previous
governments in state, several of their ministers and officials would
have to face action," she said, adding she wanted to do so.

The chief minister said though she welcomed the campaign against
corruption, most of the people in civil society led by Anna Hazare are
playing into the hands of political parties.

"Though they come from Maharashtra and there have been several scams
in that state as well as other states surrounding it they chose to
launch their campaign in Uttar Pradesh proving their anti-dalit
mentality as well as political interests," she said.

"The campaign (anti-corruption) is playing into the hands of the
parties with anti-dalit mentality," she said.

Citing the Commonwealth games scam and CD issue, Mayawati said
Congress, SP and other parties need not speak on corruption.

Even the BJP which was in power for six years did nothing for bringing
black money stacked in foreign banks and t seems that this black money
belongs to these party men, she said.

Mayawati, however, said she would stamp out corruption from the state.

On the occasion, she also dispelled any fears among her party men
stating that there would be no change in the names of the candidates
finalised by her on all the 403 seats for next year's assembly

"Under a conspiracy it is being stated that some of the tickets could
be changed so that the probable candidate remain in double minds but I
want to clarify that it would not be changed," she said, adding those
who had been denied of party ticket following new delimitation or
other reasons would be adjusted elsewhere in Rajya Sabha and

The chief minister who laid foundation stones and inaugurated
development and peoples welfare schemes worth Rs 2,000 crores besides
releasing a booklet on achievements of the government during the past
four years gave an account of the various works which she claimed that
the state carried out through its own resources.

Accusing the Centre of adopting step motherly and biased attitude
towards the state, she said the various packages demanded by her from
time to time have not found any favour with the centre.

Moreover, she alleged even the centre's contribution to the state or
for the central schemes have either been delayed or received too late
and that hampered the projects, schemes and development works.

The chief minister rejected the claims of some leaders of the Congress
that UP was getting additional help from the centre.

Besides, she termed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's announcements
during a recent meeting in Banda district of Bundelkhand as a
"political drama".

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