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BJP running 'most corrupt' governments in states: Rahul

india Updated: Jan 08, 2012 19:10 IST
Rahul Gandhi

Attacking BJP, Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said the opposition party is taking corrupt ministers thrown out by others and was running the "most corrupt" governments in states ruled by it.

"Ministers are being removed and the BJP is taking them. They took Babu Singh Kushwaha, who is the most corrupt minister. He is amongst the most corrupt ministers," he said.

In an apparent reference to LK Advani's rath yatra he said, "BJP took a trip across India against corruption, but they run the most corrupt governments in Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Gujarat and Jharkhand and here (in UP) they have taken Babu Singh Kushwaha," he said.

On Saturday, Rahul had claimed that Kushwaha had approached Congress first after being sacked by chief minister Mayawati but his plea to join the party fold was turned down.

He also attacked Mayawati alleging that thousands of crores for MNREGA sent to Uttar Pradesh was eaten by the "magical elephant" sitting in Lucknow, in an obvious reference to BSP's election symbol.

"The magical elephant built by Mayawati is eating people's money," he said.