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Congress to expose Mulayam government's scams in elections

Congress leader Kapil Sibbal says they would show a number of scams during Mulayam's tenure and to the people to expose what he called the loot of public property in Uttar Pradesh.

lucknow Updated: Apr 18, 2007 01:05 IST

The Congress Media Management Committee Chairman Kapil Sibbal on Tuesday said a number of scams surfaced during the tenure of Mulayam Singh Yadav government and the Congress would take these scams to the people to expose what he called the loot of public property in Uttar Pradesh.

Sibbal released a list of allotment of 28 plots in posh Gomti Nagar area of state capital and said the misuse of official position by a public servant was cognisable offence. The list included names of senior bureaucrats and their relatives, he said. Sibbal even read out names of officers posted in chief minister's secretariat and their family members.

No advertisements were issued for allotment of these plots, he said adding that a commission had been set up to conduct an inquiry into allotment of these plots. The State Government though had informed the Supreme Court that the commission was conducting an inquiry into the issue no progress has so far been made, he said. The State Government obviously wanted that neither the SC nor the commission should look into the issue, he said. “This is the high time that the people should wake up and adopt to new political direction,” said Sibbal.

Sibbal justified the Congress MP Rahul Gandhi's statement over division of Pakistan and said that Amethi MP was just addressing the electorate about what the Gandhi family had done in national interest. Sibbal said Rahul Gandhi's statement must be viewed in the right perspective. Rahul Gandhi wanted to get the state rid of misrule of Mulayam Singh Yadav government, he said adding that Rahul Gandhi had made the controversial statement at an election meeting.

Replying to a question Sibbal said he would soon come out with some facts about controversial CD relating to telephoning conversation of Samajwadi Party General Secretary Amar Singh.