New Delhi, July 12 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has rejected the Central Bureau of Investigation's assertion that it has "sufficient" evidence to proceed against her in disproportionate assets case.
At a press conference here today, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo stated that both the Congress and the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) are trying to malign her and that the disproportionate assets case against her is false.
"The CBI's investigation is politically motivated," said Mayawati and added, "The centre is trying to use the CBI to target me."
During the press conference Mayawati also said, "The CBI leaked its affidavit against me to the media before submitting it in the Supreme Court."
The CBI on Thursday filed an affidavit before the Supreme Court in response to Mayawati's petition seeking closure of the disproportionate assets case registered against her five years ago.
The CBI had registered an FIR against the BSP chief on October 5, 2003 for the Rs 175-crore Taj Heritage Corridor scandal, on the directives of the apex court.
The CBI has been probing the case for the past three years, under the Supreme Court's direct monitoring.