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BJP promises probe into graft allegations against SP, BSP

india Updated: Apr 25, 2009 17:35 IST

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Promising to investigate graft allegations against top SP and BSP leaders if voted to power, the BJP on Saturday accused the two parties of serving the "same agenda"-- indulging in corruption, promoting caste-based politics and having a soft corner for fundamentalist outfits.

"The agenda of the SP and BSP is the same, only the names of the parties are different. While the SP is a SIMI sympathiser, BSP has a soft corner for HuJI. And both these parties are involved in caste-based politics," Uttar Pradesh chief of BJP Ramapati Ram Tripathi told reporters in Lucknow.

He said if voted to power, the BJP will get corruption allegations against top leaders of SP and BSP investigated and ensure that the CBI is made more transparent.

Tripathi alleged that SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and BSP supremo Mayawati had assets more than their known sources of income and were involved in large scale corruption.

Lashing out at Mayawati government, the BJP leader said, "It is very surprising that the BSP calls mafia don Mukhtar Ansari a messiah, while this was the same BSP, which had once given a clarion call in 2007 to restore the law and order in UP. The situation on Saturday is just the opposite."

He alleged the UP government was only keen to fill its pockets and was least interested in the welfare of the dalits.

When asked whether the low poll percentage will affect party's poll prospects in the state, which sends 80 MPs to the Lok Sabha, Tripathi said, "At this point of time, there is a strong under-current. Despite the low poll percentage, we will emerge victorious."