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Mulayam accuses Mayawati of fielding criminals as candidates

Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh on Tuesday accused Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati of terrorising the electorate by fielding criminals as BSP candidates in the Lok Sabha elections.

india Updated: Apr 14, 2009 21:07 IST

Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh on Tuesday accused Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati of terrorising the electorate by fielding criminals as BSP candidates in the Lok Sabha elections.

"Mayawati is attempting to terrorise the electorate by fielding criminals as BSP candidates. But you all (people) should vote without any fear and ensure that security deposits of all such candidates is forfeited," Mulayam said at an election rally in Ghazipur.

Referring to Mayawati's recent rally in Varanasi where she defended mafia-turned politician Mukhtar Ansari, Mulayam alleged that the chief minister gave a clean chit to an inter-state criminal.

"Not only Ghazipur, but security deposits of all candidates with criminal records should be forfeited in all the 16 seats, which will go to polls in the first phase of elections. A criminal should not win the elections," he said.

He also accused Mayawati of obliging a business house by implementing the Ganga Expressway.

"The BSP supremo is trying to recover losses of a business house by implementing this project, which will render thousands of farmers landless. Implementation of the project will reduce availability of agricultural land and will pollute Ganga river," he alleged.

Mulayam also urged police personnel, whose services were terminated by the state government, to give a befitting reply to the BSP by ensuring defeat of its candidates.