Varanasi/ Azamgarh, Feb 9 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley has flayed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati for misgovernance over the last five years.
"The five years of the government (Bahujan Samaj Party) were only involved in extorting money; Corruption was deep-rooted in the structure of the government," Jaitley told a gathering here.
"The chief minister and ministers are full of ego, the public cannot approach them, and even the minister and the legislators cannot approach the chief minister. They also worked towards dividing the society," Jaitley added.
Jaitley further accused the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government of seeing the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls as an opportunity to re-establish their foothold.
"The UPA coalition has become a supporter of its own numbers. A few their associates often drag them into a big fix, and that is why they are watching Uttar Pradesh to complete their mathematics," Jaitley said.
Meanwhile, a key aide of anti-graft activist Anna Hazare, Manish Sisodia, has accused the Congress of being more worried about money going into the pockets of rival parties.
"They (Congress) are sad about the fact that for last 21 years, the people of Uttar Pradesh are being looted by the BSP, the SP and the BJP, and not by them. Congress is not at all worried that Uttar Pradesh is being looted, Congress is not worried that Uttar Pradesh is filled with corruption," Sisodia added.
On the Samajwadi Party (SP), Sisodia said they are well aware of the fact that if their party comes to power, the crime rate in the state will touch new heights.
"SP chief Mulayam Singh is aware and his whole party is aware, that if their party forms the next government, then what will be the condition of Uttar Pradesh. That is why he has assured women in advance that they should not worry even if they are raped, and added that his government will provide them with jobs," Sisodia added.
The Uttar Pradesh polls are being viewed as an opportunity for major parties to re-establish their foothold in the country's fifth largest and most populous state.
A new 403-member state assembly will be elected in March. The poll results will broadly indicate trends for the 2014 general elections. (ANI)
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