15 ex- BSP ministers under Lokayukta scanner

15 ex- BSP ministers under Lokayukta scanner

Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta N K Mehrotra on Sunday accused politicians, contractors and engineers of siphoning off funds alloted under JNNURM.

A probe was on into charges of corruption against 15 former ministers in Mayawati government and 37 ex-MLAs in this and several other schemes, Mehrotra said.

“Maximum number of complaints are against former minister Nasimuddin Siddiqui, mostly related to amassing wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income,” he said.

Alleging that since funds alloted by the Centre under JNNURM have been swindled by politicians, contractors and engineers in UP, the amount required for road maintenance should either be charged from those who swindled the funds or the state government should bear the costs.

In BSP rule in UP, no complaint in this regard was made against the state urban development minister, he alleged.

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