BJP exhorts Maya to join hands in fighting graft

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has asked the Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) to support its demand for the resignation of the prime minister over thecoalgate scam in lieu of support to the contentious reservation in promotion Bill.

Responding to her request for support to the passage of the bill in Parliament, the main Opposition party on Wednesday urged BSP supremo Mayawati to support its “fight against corruption.

“I want to request Mayawati that she should at least once support us in our fight against corruption, witnessed in so many scams like 2G, CWG, Delhi Airport, land and coalgate,” BJP’s chief spokesperson and deputy Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

He described the introduction of the constitutional amendment bill as a “diversionary tactic” by the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA), alleging the government was using Mayawati as a shield for its gain.

“It is a diversionary tactic of government as they wanted to deflect country’s attention from the corruption. The suspicious circumstances and the hurried manner in which the government brought the Bill give an impression that it is a clear ploy of diversion,” the BJP leader charged.

Seeking to secure BJP’s support to the Bill, Mayawati again called on Sushma Swaraj and  Arun Jaitley on Wednesday.

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