'BSP Using Kanshi Ram's Will for Statues Unfortunate'
PTI | Lucknow | Jan 30, 2012
Congress today flayed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati for taking
recourse in the "will" of BSP founder Kanshi Ram for installing her
statues and said it was perhaps the only case in which government
property was "willed".
"I have practiced law but never seen government property being willed
by anyone and it is most unfortunate...A person can will his personal
property to anyone but not public property," Congress spokesman Rashid
Alvi told media persons here.
Accusing opposition parties of anti-dalit mentality, ruling BSP in
Uttar Pradesh had claimed Mayawati's statues were installed in the
state as per the "written will" of party founder Kanshiram.
"Allegations are being levelled regarding installing statues of
Mayawati along with Kanshiram at some memorials and other places...It
is not her will but has been done as per the 'written will' of party
founder Kanshiram," BSP had said in a statement issued here.
"In his will, Kanshiram had directed that Mayawati was her lone
political successor and wherever his statues are installed it should
be done along with that of the BSP national president," the statement
The Congress spokesman also made light of Mayawati dismissing her
ministers on corruption charges, saying, "It was hard to believe that
she was not aware of their misdeeds and corrupt practices."
Reacting to BJP manifesto which promised a cow to every BPL family, he
alleged the party has resorted to igniting communal sentiments and
"trying to mislead the electorate on such emotional issues".
Criticising SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for promising jobs to rape
victims, he said Congress would instead take steps to prevent such
incidents from taking place if it comes to power in UP.
Filed On: Jan 30, 2012 22:32 IST
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