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Maya for JPC probe into IPL

Chief Minister Mayawati today demanded investigation by Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) in the murky affairs of Indian Premier League (IPL).

india Updated: Apr 23, 2010 21:43 IST
HT Correspondent/Hasan

Chief Minister Mayawati today demanded investigation by Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) in the murky affairs of Indian Premier League (IPL).

Mayawati said in view of large-scale corruption involving foreign fund, the JPC probe had become imperative to bring the fact to the public domain.

Referring to reports in print and electronic media about the IPL scandal, Mayawati said it appeared that Income Tax department and directorate of enforcement had all the information about financial bungling and betting in the issue. But these agencies for certain inexplicable reasons kept stoic silence, the chief minister said, adding “it looks these agencies ignored the scam under massive pressure”.

The Chief Minister said the Congress-led UPA government owed an explanation to the nation on the issue. She said the people had all the rights to know under which circumstances the IT and ED pushed the bungling under the carpet.

Mayawati said during 2009 Parliamentary election the BSP had promised to expose all those forces, which were keeping their ill-gotten money in tax haven abroad. She said the party had also demanded return of the money from secret accounts in foreign banks. She said the Congress and BJP too had then assured to bring back the money to the country. But after coming to power the Congress not only forgot the promise, but also paved way to bring back the black money through IPL.

She said IT and ED action against IPL was only after several ministers were exposed in the scam. Thus without further delay JPC should be constituted and resignations should be taken from all the ministers involved in the deal, she added.