Congress slams Mayawati for misusing Central funds

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Lucknow, Apr 25 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Congress unit chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Saturday slammed state Chief Minister Mayawati for not utilizing Central Government funds allotted for the development of the state properly.

"Mayawati-led Uttar Pradesh Government has misused the money allotted by the Central Government for the development of the State. The millions of rupees handed over to the state under the Jawaharlal Nehru City Development scheme were used to build statues. If Mayawati comes to power, she will turn around the look of the city," Joshi said during a roadshow here.

Joshi further said that if voted to power, the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government would change the status of the city.

"When we come to power we will see the money is utilized. If we come to power I will change Lucknow University into a Central University. I will set up factories for the employment of the youths and will change the status of the city like the other metropolitan cities," she added.

Bahuguna, who is also the Congress' candidate for Lucknow, will fight against the Bharatiya Janata Party's Lalji Tandon and the Samajwadi Party's Nafisa Ali. (ANI)

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