Want PM, CBI under Lokpal: Mayawati
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 12:46
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Tuesday came out in
support of Anna Hazare's demands on the Lokpal issue, while taking pot
shots at the Congress-led Central government.
While she did not mention Hazare or Team Anna during the press
conference held here today, Mayawati endorsed their main demands of
bringing the Prime Minister, Group C and D Central government
employees, and the CBI under the ambit of Lokpal.
The UP CM was spelling out her party's stand on Lokpal ahead of
tomorrow's all-party meet on the issue.
Mayawati said the Lokpal should have control over the CBI so as to
prevent its misuse by Central governments.
"I am also a victim of misuse of CBI in the Taj Corridor case," she
According to her, an effective Lokpal would automatically curb
criminalisation of politics while tackling corruption.
She also demanded proper representation of all backward sections of
society in the Lokpal.
Mayawati said the Congress was not serious about bringing a strong
Lokpal. She also hit out at the Centre for having non-serious attitude
about bringing back black money.
Listing out her party's steps to curb corruption in the state,
Mayawati said stern action has been taken against party members and
ministers whenever any complaint has been received, including from the
She further said that her government has implemented the citizen's
charter in the form of UP Janhit Kanun in the state.
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