Cong dismisses Maya's charge regarding CBI
Congress dismissed BSP chief Mayawati's charge that the Centre was "targeting" her through CBI in the disproportionate assets case.Updated: Jul 12, 2008 21:15 IST
Congress on Saturday dismissed BSP chief Mayawati's charge that the Centre was "targeting" her through CBI in the disproportionate assets case at the behest of arch rival Samajwadi Party.
"It is not the style of Congress party to pressurise anyone using the CBI," AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh told reporters adding that the independence of the investigating agency has been known even in the Jain Hawala case.
He said the Congress government has not instituted cases against Mayawati. The cases were filed six years back and are now being monitored by the Supreme Court.
Singh said none can go scott free by just filing income tax returns and has to account for the donations received and whether they were a genuine affair.
The Congress leader was reacting to Mayawati's allegation that the UPA government was "targeting" her at the behest of arch rival Samajwadi Party.
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister also accused the Congress-led coalition of treating SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav with kidgloves despite a similar case pending against him and his family.