UPA govt harassing in DA case: Mayawati

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New Delhi, Aug 3: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has accused the UPA government of harassing her in disproportionate assets(DA) case, to settle political scores with her for withdrawing support to the Congress-led coalition. The BSP supremo has made the allegations in her fresh affidavit filed in the Supreme Court yesterday.

Mayawati has also alleged that before voting on confidence motion in Parliament on July 22, several MPs of her party were pressurised and intimidated by the UPA government telling them not to vote against the confidence motion. The motion was brought in by the Manmohan Singh government to prove its majority in the Lok Sabha following withdrawal of support by the Left parties on the issue of Indo-US Nuclear Deal.

Mayawati has also stated in her affidavit that her party MP Brijesh Pathak was threatened outside Parliament on July 22 by a person claiming to be a CBI officer.

The UP Chief Minister has also expressed apprehension that she may be unnecessarily harassed by CBI at the instance of her political rivals who were now supporting the UPA government at the Centre.

Mayawati is facing allegations of amassing huge assets through corrupt means during her previous tenure as the Chief Minister of the state.

According to CBI, there is sufficient prima facie evidence against her to prosecute her under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

CBI has sought permission from the apex court to file chargesheet against her.

Similiar case is also pending against former UP Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav and his family members.

Review petitions filed by SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, his MP son Akhilesh Yadav and his daughter-in-law Dimple Yadav are also pending in the Supreme Court. Mulayam Singh is seeking review of the apex court's order directing CBI to conduct a preliminiary investigation into the allegations of corruptuion against him.

Mayawati is also facing allegations of acquiring assets running into crores in the Taj Corridor scandal.

UNI

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