LUCKNOW: Deputy chief minister Brajesh Pathak launched a scathing counter-attack on Samajwadi Get together chief Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday, describing him as ‘king of corruption’, practically per week after 9 high opposition leaders of the nation, together with Yadav, wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleging misuse of central businesses in opposition to them.
“Solely just lately, 9 opposition leaders, together with SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, had written to the PM alleging misuse of central businesses. I wish to say that these opposition leaders are themselves mired in corruption. By alleging misuse of central businesses, these leaders wish to cover their acts of corruption,” the deputy CM alleged at a presser organised on the UP BJP workplace in Lucknow.
“Are these events objecting to the drive in opposition to corruption initiated by the central businesses? One of many 9 signatories to the letter by opposition leaders to the PM is SP chief Akhilesh Yadav. The irony is that SP rule has all the time been recognized for rampant corruption,” he mentioned.
“The Gomti Riverfront rip-off, land allotment rip-off in Noida and Larger Noida, ration rip-off, laptop computer rip-off, Samajwadi Pension rip-off, fodder rip-off, mining rip-off are simply among the many scams which are being investigated,” Pathak mentioned.
Within the joint letter written to PM, the opposition leaders had additionally flagged issues on the selective motion by central businesses. Aside from Yadav, Andhra Pradesh chief minister and Bharat Rashtra Samithi chief Chandrashekhar Rao, Jammu and Kashmir Nationwide Convention chief Farooq Abdullah, West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, former Maharashtra chief minister and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackerary, Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann, Delhi chief minister and AAP high chief Arvind Kejriwal and Bihar’s deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav had cited instances to substantiate their level.
“For instance, former Congress chief and present Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma was probed by the CBI and ED in 2014 and 2015 over Saradha chit fund rip-off however the case in opposition to him didn’t proceed since he joined the BJP. Former TMC leaders Suvendu Adhikari and Mukul Roy had been underneath the scanner of central businesses until they joined the BJP. There are numerous such instances, together with that of Maharashtra chief Narayan Rane,” the opposition leaders had claimed.