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Cong gave birth to corruption: Akhilesh

Coming down heavily on the Congress, UP Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday alleged it had given birth to corruption in the country.

india Updated: Feb 12, 2012 19:09 IST

Coming down heavily on the Congress, UP Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday alleged it had given birth to corruption in the country.

"Congress leaders were the first to start the trend of corruption and scams in the country. Later, leaders from several other political parties followed them," he told an election meeting here.

"The Congress has given birth to corruption in the country," Akhilesh said.

Attacking the BJP, he said the party had invoked the name of god for deriving political mileage.

He said his party, if voted to power in Uttar Pradesh, would initiate an inquiry into corruption during the BSP rule in the state.

"We will also probe installation of stones worth over Rs 40 thousand crores in parks," Akhilesh said.

On the first two phases of the assembly election in the state, he said the SP was way ahead of other parties."The BJP and the Congress are nowhere in fight."