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SP accuses Maya of wasting huge funds over ads

lucknow Updated: Feb 25, 2009 19:18 IST
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SP accuses Mayawati of wasting huge funds over advertisements

The Samajwadi Party on Wednesday took strong exception to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati allegedly wasting crores of rupees over advertisements to highlight the "achievements" of her government, saying people have a right to know how their money is being spent.

"Funds worth crores of rupees are being spent on advertisments about the so-called achievements of the state government and the people have a right to know from where this money is coming and why it is being spent in this manner", Samajwadi Party spokesman Rajendra Chaudhary said in Lucknow.

Accusing the Governor T V Rajeswar of having been in the habit of scrutinising various measures taken by the previous Mulayam Singh Yadav regime, the SP spokesman said it is time he examined Mayawati government's wasteful expenses.

Questioning the veracity of Mayawati's claims that lakhs of youths have been provided jobs both in the government and private sectors, Chaudhary said she has not even reinstated the 18 thousand policemen recruited by the previous government.

Alleging that there have been a number of announcements by the Chief Minister but no budgetry allocation to implement them, he termed the Chief Minister's plans to recruit 1,56000 policemen as just an eyewash.