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Raja Bhaiyya must mend his ways

REACTING TO the acquittal of Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias ?Raja Bhaiyya? by POTA special court at Jabalpur, Mayawati said if Raja Bhaiyya continued with the criminal activities he would meet the same fate as that of his father Udai Pratap Singh.

india Updated: Jun 05, 2006 01:12 IST
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REACTING TO the acquittal of Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias ‘Raja Bhaiyya’ by POTA special court at Jabalpur, Mayawati said if Raja Bhaiyya continued with the criminal activities he would meet the same fate as that of his father Udai Pratap Singh. “It’s time for Raja Bhaiyya to mend his ways”, she said. “We are yet to receive the copy of the judgement, but from reports in media we have come to know that Raja Bhaiyya has been exonerated, while his father has been sentenced to five years in jail and Rs 5,000 penalty has been imposed on him under POTA case”, she said.

“The raid was conducted on the basis of complaints. Large quantity of arms and explosives was recovered from the bungalow of Uday Pratap Singh. Firearms were not recovered from the bungalow owned by Raja Bhaiyya. Taking this fact in cognizance the court might have acquitted Raja Bhaiya”, she said.“Uday Pratap Singh has motivated Raja Bhaiyya into criminal activities and has been punished for his misdeeds.”

Slander campaign: Mayawayi clarified the collection of funds from the party MPs, MLAs and workers. Rival political parties have virtually launched a slander campaign against BSP on the issue. “BSP is not a party of rich businessman like Congress or BJP. It is the party of have-nots . We need money to run the party organisation as well as to contest elections”, she said. HTC

First Published: Jun 05, 2006 01:12 IST