Notwithstanding the rejection by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, Samajwadi Party on Friday demanded a CBI probe into the killing of an engineer allegedly by a BSP MLA and demanded a judicial probe into the "business of fund collection" by the BSP chief.
The SP Parliamentary Board which met here today, adopted a resolution seeking CBI probe into the killing of PWD engineer Manoj Kumar Gupta, allegedly by ruling BSP MLA Shekhar Tiwari for reportedly failing to pay money for Mayawati's birthday.
"We will meet the Prime Minister in this regard...If need arises the SP parliamentary board will meet the President. If nothing works out, I will personally move the court," SP general secretary Amar Singh told reporters.
The Parliamentary Board in a resolution demanded a judicial probe by a sitting Supreme Court judge into the "business of fund collection" by BSP MLAs and ministers in Uttar Pradesh.
To a question on whether SP MLAs in UP will resign in protest, SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav said "there was no point in resigning, as those without moral values would not be affected by our resignation."
Yadav said CBI probe was essential as any agency under the state government will not be able to carry out an impartial probe as Mayawati has already made a statement giving a clean chit to the accused MLA.
"Who will dare to go against the statement of the CM?" Yadav asked.