Maya terms Jaiswal's statement politically motivated

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Lucknow, Mar 14 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati today termed the statement of Union Minister of State for Home Shriprakash Jaiswal, in which he claimed she was recommending CBI probe into petty incidents that could be investigated by the state government itself as ''baseless and politically motivated.'' Ms Mayawati said the state government had recommended only 10 cases for CBI investigation in the last 10 months. All these cases were complex in nature and the involvement of powerful leaders and senior administrative officers came to light prima-facie.

The decision for handing over these cases to CBI was also to rule out allegations of political malice, she underlined.

The CM clarified that her government was not in favour of taking any action against anybody with the intention of political ill-will, but people had a right to know the reality.

As far as the question of recommending CBI probe into the controversial ''Teesri Azadi'' CD case, Congress leader Mr Pramod Tiwari had also demanded CBI investigtion in this case from from Vidhan Sabha Speaker on March 11, she noted.

Taking it seriously, the state government decided to recommend CBI probe. Therefore, the Union Minister should not put the allegation of passing the buck and avoiding the responsibility on the UP state government.'' MORE UNI ATI SP GC2054

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