Maya lashes out at Cong, goes easy on BJP

Maya lashes out at Cong, goes easy on BJP
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First Published: Sun, May 03 2009. 10 24 PM IST
Updated: Sun, May 03 2009. 10 24 PM IST
New Delhi: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati on Sunday sharply attacked the Congress party on several issues but appeared to go soft on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) during a rally in the Capital.
“I do not think the UPA (United Progressive Alliance) will return to power. That is why they were in a hurry to get clean chits to people close to the Congress, such as Jagdish Tytler and (Ottavio) Quattrocchi on a war-time basis,” she said.
Referring to an affidavit submitted by the Union government before the Supreme Court in connection with a probe into black money stashed away in secret bank accounts abroad, Mayawati said: “It is said that the money belongs to a heavyweight minister(s) in the UPA cabinet.” She also said a legislation should be passed to bring back money from such overseas accounts.
Interestingly, Mayawati ignored the BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate Varun Gandhi’s hate speech even while addressing a crowd that had a huge presence of Muslims.
She also criticized the government for not implementing the Sachchar committee’s recommendations properly.
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First Published: Sun, May 03 2009. 10 24 PM IST