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Congress 'mother of corruption', says Mayawati

June 16, 2011 20:55 IST

Under attack over violence in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Thursday launched a scathing attack on Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party on the issue of land acquisition. Mayawati said farmers in states ruled by the two parties were agitated over poor compensation.

Addressing Bahujan Samaj Party workers from Delhi, the BSP chief alleged that Congress is considered the 'mother of corruption' in the country.

Mayawati, under attack from opposition parties in UP on the issue of corruption, used the opportunity to attack the ruling party at the Centre on the same issue.

Citing irregularities in the run up to the Commonwealth Games, she said the money wasted in corruption could have been used to upgrade the living conditions of people from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar who have come to the national capital to earn a living.

Mayawati alleged that the corruption during the Commonwealth Games had the patronage and encouragement of Congress-ruled Delhi government.

On the issue of land acquisition, she said that before accusing her party of wrongdoings on acquiring farmlands in the backdrop of violence in Bhatta Parsaul, Congress and BJP should take stock of situation in states ruled by the two parties.

She claimed in Congress-ruled Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Maharashtra, and BJP-ruled Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, farmers were agitated over receiving poor compensation for their lands acquired by the state governments.

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