Elections | Posted on Jan 24, 2012 at 05:43pm IST
BJP demands CBI probe into rise in wealth of Mayawati's brother
Press Trust of India
Lucknow: The BJP on Tuesday demanded a CBI probe into the source of
funding of various companies registered in the name of Mayawati's
brother Anand Kumar, alleging that his wealth has multiplied a
thousand times in just a few years.
"As per information, records available with the government department
as on 1st January 2007, Anand Kumar had a couple of companies in 2007.
During Mayawati regime, number of companies of Anand Kumar has crossed
300 as on January 1 2012," BJP national secretary Kirit Somaiya told
reporters in Lucknow.
He said the major company Anand Kumar had on January 1, 2007 was Hotel
Library Club Private Limited with the net worth of less than Rs 5
The BJP alleged that Anand Kumar's wealth has multiplied a thousand
times in just a few years.
BJP demands CBI probe into rise in wealth of Mayawati
"However, over the last few years, with the help of inflow from
non-transparent dealings and income from dubious transactions, the
wealth/investments of Mayawati's family and friends have crossed Rs
10,000 crore," Somaiya alleged.
The party also accused Mayawati government of parking "kick backs"
received for "various non-transparent" deals in these 300 dubious
"In the last six months, it seems dozens of new companies have been
formed by Mayawati's friends and family. The latest example is Messers
Front Age Investment Private Limited," the BJP leader alleged.
He alleged that this company has been registered with the Registrar of
Company on January 13 this year.
"This is the latest company registered by Anand Kumar Group. The scam
money is diverted and invested in hotels, properties, lands and
banks," Somaiya alleged.
Demanding a CBI investigation into the source of funding of these
companies, he said a probe by the apex investigation agency is a must
to unravel the secret behind the steep and manifold rise in Anand
However, the ruling BSP in Uttar Pradesh has already rubbished the
charges as baseless, saying they had been levelled by the BJP out of
frustration due to the party's "rejection" by the poor, dalits,
backwards and minorities.
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