Blaming Mayawati for failing to act against "tainted" leaders of her party, the Congress on Tuesday said it would approach the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister in 15 days with a list of ruling BSP leaders having "dubious" past and press for their removal.
"Not long ago, the BSP had announced its so-called clean-up drive to rid the party of tainted leaders. We knew it was an eye-wash," UPCC president Rita Bahuguna Joshi told reporters.
Joshi came down heavily on explanation offered by the BSP surpemo that people with tainted background had been reformed after joining her party and hence there was no need for any stern action.
"In 15 days, we will be preparing a list of tainted leaders who have been occupying prominent positions in the ruling BSP or the Mayawati government", she said.
"We will press the demand for the removal of such leaders", the UPCC president said.
Joshi also took a dig at Mayawati's recent declaration of assets wherein her total wealth was stated to be more than Rs 80 crore and asked, "what is the secret behind the extraordinary rate at which the UP CM has been growing richer".