BJP accuses Mayawati, her kin of 'hiding' money in companies
PTI Dec 10, 2011, 06.46pm IST
NEW DELHI: Continuing its attack on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister
Mayawati over corruption issue, BJP today accused the BSP supremo and
her kin of "hiding" money amassed through Noida land allotments in
more than 100 companies.
BJP leaders Kalraj Mishra and Kirit Somaiya claimed, in a press
conference, that the party has found over 125 companies connected with
Mayawati's "friends and family".
These entities have been used to "hide" money amassed through "scams"
and funds collected through land allotments made in Noida, they
They also alleged that Congress was protecting Mayawati despite having
evidence against the BSP chief.
"In fact, both the parties are defending each other in their
scams...the government of India has all the documentary evidences and
it should take action," Somaiya said.
He said a letter written by the Enforcement Directorate to Noida
Authority was proof that the Centre was aware of the goings-on in
The party also released a list of 26 companies, in which, it claimed,
Mayawati's brother Anand Kumar and his wife Vichitralata have stakes.
Earlier, it had released a list of 25 such entities.
"We will give details of the entities to the ten main investigative
agencies like ED and CBI seeking action, besides handing over a
memorandum to the UP Governor. If no action is taken, we will be
forced to move court," Somaiya said.
The BJP leaders claimed that they have personally checked two
addresses in which as many companies are registered and found them to
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