Meerut: Fifty four Uttar Pradesh lawmakers, facing graft charges, are in for trouble as BSP chief and Chief Minister Mayawati is inquiring into the corruption allegations.

In view of the increasing number of complaints against the BSP MLAs, the state government has asked commissioners for detailed reports in each case.

The state intelligence department shot off letter to the commissioners, demanding the details of the graft charge leveled against the 54 BSP MLAs.
The maximum numbers of complaints are lodged against the BSP MLAs of Moradabad division. Meerut division stands second where six MLAs have come under the scrutiny of the party chief.

According to sources, the department wrote letter to the commissioners on June 2, 2010 in this connection, but in absence of any reply the department sent them reminder.

The maximum numbers of complaints have been registered against Anil Kumar, an MLA of Charthawal constituency under Muzaffarnagar district. Three MLAs of Saharanpur division are also facing corruption charges.

Guddu Pandit, a BSP MLA from Dibai assembly constituency, is under investigation for three other charges, while Maywati has already taken action against him.

Member of Parliament Munkad Ali, in-charge of western UP, said some of the opponents are in the habit of lodging complaints on flimsy grounds.

UP Minor irrigation minister Lakhiram Nagar is facing charges by one Raju Balmiki.

One Lalji Yadav, from Chauhan village, has lodged a complaint against MLA Yogesh Verma and Sanjay Gautam of Kaserukhera village has framed charges against MLC Lokesh Prajapati. 

Meerut commissioner had asked district officials for details of the graft charges leveled against the BSP MLAs on January 13.

(JPN/ Bureau)