CBI cracks how Mayawati grew rich in 3 years

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    CBI cracks how Mayawati grew rich in 3 years

    Bhupendra Chaubey
    CNN-IBN

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is all set to file a charge-sheet against UP Chief Minister Mayawati for allegedly owning wealth disproportionate to her known sources of income.

    CNN-IBN learns that the CBI, in a 12-page charge-sheet, has alleged that Mayawati failed to explain how her wealth increased from Rs 1.35 crore to Rs 52 crore in three years.

    Mayawati, chief of the Bahujan Samaj Party, declared her she owned Rs 1.5 lakh in cash, Rs 9.78 lakh in bank deposits and properties worth Rs 1.25 crore in Delhi when she filed an election affidavit on April 4, 2004 from the Akbarpur Lok Sabha constituency.

    Her fortunes changed dramatically in three years, alleges the investigative agency. Mayawati, in the 2007 Assembly elections, filed an affidavit declaring her assets at Rs 52 crore.

    The CBI refutes Mayawati's defence that she got money from party workers as donations. It claims it has statements of some BSP workers, who deny giving money to Mayawati though she has named them as donors.

    The CBI charge-sheet is likely to make relations between the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government and the BSP worse. Mayawati alleges the FIR against her in the Rs 175-crore Taj Heritage Corridor scam is political harassment. The FIR was filed on October 5, 2003 and forms the basis of CBI’s charge-sheet.

    The BSP also alleges that the CBI pressured BSP MP Brijesh Pathak to vote for the UPA government during the confidence motion in Parliament in July 2008, but the agency rejects the accusation and claims it is tactic to delay its probe.

    The charge-sheet is to be filed before the Supreme Court on Monday and the UP government will then seek two weeks to file its reply.
     
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    I hope they will put her in jail. That way, one less corrupt leader in this country.
     
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    How many corrupt leaders went to jail in India?
     
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    EnlightenedMonk Member of The Month JULY 2009 Senior Member

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    If they try to even legitimately put her in jail, then she will start up a Dalit controversy saying that she's being targeted just because she's Dalit...
     
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    I think this is a big problem in India. Corrupt politicians when cornered go and hide behind the curtain of caste, religion and what not, to escape the hands of law. I hope this will not be repeated. Recent reports suggests that she is losing her charisma among the dalits. She might be one of them but what she has done for them is precious little. She is busy installing and inaugurating her statues.
     
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    Mayawati and many other Indian politicians are plain thieves!
     
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    They actually have to ask her not to install new statues in newly developed parks and anything else that has enough space.
    Bowing to the witch will not help anyone,someone tell the SC that!!
     
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    Assets case: Maya feared CBI blow was coming

    Assets case: Maya feared CBI blow was coming

    Sanjay Singh Posted online: Sunday , Jul 12, 2009 at 0218 hrs

    Lucknow : Even as the CBI made it clear in its affidavit filed in the Supreme Court on Friday that it is ready with the charge-sheet against Mayawati in the disproportionate assets case, BSP leaders say the Chief Minister had a fair idea about the premier investigative agency’s move in this regard.
    Many of her party’s MLAs felt that Mayawati has already started working on her future strategy to face the situation in view of the agency’s move to charge-sheet her in the case.

    At a meeting with her party leaders in Lucknow on July 4, the CM had expressed her “wish” to go to jail for strengthening her party’s movement. “I would be thankful if they sent me to jail,” the CM had reportedly told the gathering.

    She had even recalled how the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had returned to power after being sent to jail.

    “Her speech shows she has clear idea of what is going on within the CBI. She has been pursuing her Dalit agenda with the sole aim of projecting herself as a martyr among her party’s core voters,” said a BSP MP on the condition of anonymity. According to him, she had deliberately talked about her possible successor from the Dalit community as the state’s CM.

    “Though she had referred to the issue of her successor in a different context, she chose the occasion to express her allegiance to the Scheduled Caste voters by saying that she would select her successor from the Dalit community,” a minister in the state government said.

    But what has left BSP leaders worried is that the CBI’s decision to charge-sheet Mayawati in the case would be a big setback to her future prime ministerial ambitions.

    “Although I don’t see any immediate threat to her position in the state, it would certainly hit her prime ministerial ambitions in future,” said a minister.

    Incidentally, the CM has undertaken a number of measures to show her party’s commitment for the cause of the Dalits across the state. Besides making arrangement for reservation in the government contracts, she has directed state DGP Vikram Singh to visit all such places where a crime involving the atrocities against Dalits has been committed.

    Even on Friday, the home department issued a Government Order (GO) asking the district police chiefs to ensure their visit to such sites where crime against SCs and STs are reported. The government has asked the district police chiefs to consider such cases as “serious”.

    Insiders in the BSP said Mayawati is currently focusing only on the legal battle she is fighting in courts over her projects involving the construction of memorials, statues and parks, besides the DA case. “That is why she has relieved her close aid S C Mishra of his political task of getting her party associated with the upper castes. This explains as to why she has put her party’s ‘sarvjan ideology’ on the backburner,” a source in the party said.
     

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