Indian BSP party chief accuses Congress of being "mother of corruption"

13:38, June 17, 2011      

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A powerful regional politician of India has accused the ruling Congress of being "the mother of corruption" after she came under attack over violence in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, between police and farmers over land acquisition, said local media reports Friday.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Thursday launched a scathing attack on Congress and the opposition BJP on the issue of land acquisition, saying farmers in states ruled by the two parties were agitated over poor compensation, according to Press Trust of India.

Addressing a one-day convention of her Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in Delhi, the BSP chief alleged that Congress is considered as the "mother of corruption" in the country, according to the report.

Mayawati, under attack from opposition parties in Uttar Pradesh on the issue of corruption, used the opportunity to attack the ruling party at the Central government on the same issue, according to the report.

Citing irregularities in the run up to the Commonwealth Games, she said the money wasted in corruption could have been used to upgrade the living conditions of people from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar who have come to the national capital to earn a living.

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