Poll ahead, Mayawati on remove corruption mode, sacks 2 Mins

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Lucknow, Oct 5: Ahead of the assembly polls 2012, Chief Minister, Mayawati seems to be in remove corruption from Uttar Pradesh mode. Mayawati sacked two BSP ministers on Wednesday, Oct 5.

Mayawati removed two ministers - secondary education minister, Rangnath Misra and labour minister, Badshah Singh.

The pink slip from the Chief Minister came after the state Lokayukta recommended the banishment of the two above mentioned ministers.

While investigation on Singh is still under its way, the Lokayukta had recommended Mishra's removal after finding him prima facie guilty of corruption. The state government has started a vigilance probe against the two sacked ministers.

Mayawati has sacked six ministers since Apr 2011 over corruption charges and allegations. The two ministers have been suspended till they prove themselves "not guilty" in the court of law.

Explaining, the BSP supremo's latest decision, BSP president Swami Prasad Maurya stated, "According to norms, the report of Lokayukta should have been placed in the Vidhan Sabha for discussion before taking any action against the accused but the chief minister has set a record of sorts by sacking six ministers as soon as their name figured in corruption cases."

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