Maya trying to implicate party MP in false case: Cong
Accusing Chief Minister Mayawati of indulging in political vendetta against its workers, the Uttar Pradesh Congress today charged her with trying to implicate party MP P L Punia in a false case.india Updated: Nov 15, 2009 19:09 IST
Accusing Chief Minister Mayawati of indulging in political vendetta against its workers, the Uttar Pradesh Congress on Sunday charged her with trying to implicate party MP P L Punia in a false case.
"Mayawati is settling personal scores with Congress leaders and workers, and as part of her political vendetta she is trying to implicate Punia in a false case," UP Congress Chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi told reporters in Lucknow.
The state police had recently moved an application before a court to re-investigate a case relating to loans given by the Pradeshiya Industrial Investment Corporation of Uttar Pradesh during the period when Punia was its MD.
Punia, who was PIICUP Managing Director between 1989-'91, said the Economic Offensive Wing (EOW) of the police had moved the court though his name did not figure in earlier FIRs or chargesheets pertaining to the case.
The court gave the permission to the EOW to re-examine the case.
"The EOW is directly under the control of the government, and the state can get an inquiry report as per its will. If any inquiry has to be done it should be done by an independent agency like CBI," Punia said.
"Mayawati is after me as she is wary of dalits drifting away from the BSP. She has directed officers to find something against me so that I can be nailed," he said.