Cong hits back at Mayawati for misusing dalit card
Last Updated: Friday, October 14, 2011, 23:42
New Delhi: Congress on Friday hit back at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister
Mayawati accusing her of massive corruption by resorting to politics
of dalit votes.
Party General Secretary Digvijay Singh told reporters that the UP
Chief Minister is only involved in "self upliftment" while Congress
has strived for adivasis, dalits and weaker sections.
"Every prime property in Lucknow is that of Mayawati... What she does,
how she is acquiring these properties, she should tell us," Singh, a
critic of the UP Chief Minister, said.
Singh also made it clear that Congress has no intentions of replacing
Manmohan Singh from the prime ministerial post.
"Dr Manmohan Singh is an honest leader, the post is not vacant so
where is the question for another PM?" he asked.
The Congress leader said this in response to Mayawati's statement that
Congress could make either Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar or Union
Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde as Prime Minister to split the dalit vote
ahead of the UP polls.
Insisting that Mayawati has resorted to only wastage of money, he
alleged, "Government of India has given her Rs 2.5 lakh crores, but
she has spent all this in constructing parks, elephants and statues."
"It is squandering of the tax payers money, the hard earned money was
spent on constructing statues of her parents. If she wanted to do so
she should have spent her own money and not that of the exchequer," he
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