Alleging anomalies in the declaration of assets by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, the Samajwadi Party on Monday asked the Election Commission to put on hold her nomination papers for the State Legislative Council polls till she provided necessary clarifications.
"The declaration made by her along with her nomination papers have no mention of the source which helped her gain an unprecedented increase in her assets without any business. The value of the movable and immovable property mentioned by her is grossly undervalued and should also be probed," SP spokesman Rajendra Chaudhary said.
He said the Election Commission should put her nomination on hold till the chief minister provides these additional inputs about her assets to safeguard and uphold the sanctity of the election process.
Chaudhary alleged that besides what has been declared, the chief minister had several 'benami' properties.
He said Mayawati should have contested election to the assembly rather that seeking entry into the legislature through the Upper House.
The SP spokesman alleged she had "misused" official machinery in all the by-elections in the state in the past three years.