Rahul's criticism of Mayawati a mere drama: BJP
Press Trust Of India
Lucknow, December 17, 2011
Dismissing Rahul Gandhi's criticism of corruption in Mayawati
government as a "drama", BJP on Saturday challenged the Congress
leader to get an inquiry initiated against the ruling BSP in Uttar
"It would be better if Rahul, instead of indulging in drama saying elephant in
Lucknow is eating away funds in UP, get an inquiry initiated against
the Mayawati government on corruption charges," BJP national secretary
Kirit Somaiya told reporters.
In an apparent reference to the ruling BSP, Rahul had recently said in
a poll rally that an "elephant" in Lucknow was eating away all the
money sent by the Centre for the poor in Uttar Pradesh.
Somaiya said if Rahul was unable to get an inquiry conducted against
the Mayawati government for corruption, "he should honestly accept
that Congress and BSP have a political understanding between them".
The BJP leader also criticised state Cabinet secretary Shashankh
Shekhar Singh, who had yesterday released a white paper of Uttar
Pradesh government on functioning of 24 key departments, saying, "He
is an official and should therefore keep himself away from political
"It is not right for an official to conduct press conferences on
behalf of the chief minister to give clarifications," he said.
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