Gorakhpur: Taking a dig on the main Opposition party BJP, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said the BJP is taking ‘corrupt’ ministers expelled by other parties and thus running ‘most corrupt’ governments in states.

"Ministers are being removed and the BJP is taking them. They took Babu Singh Kushwaha, who is the most corrupt minister. He is amongst the most corrupt ministers. BJP took a trip across India against corruption," he said in an apparent reference to L K Advani's rath yatra.

"But they run the most corrupt governments in Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Gujarat and Jharkhand and here (in UP) they have taken Babu Singh Kushwaha," he said.

On Saturday, Rahul had claimed that Kushwaha had approached Congress first after being sacked by Chief Minister Mayawati but his plea to join the party fold was turned down.

He also attacked Mayawati alleging that thousands of crores for MNREGA sent to Uttar Pradesh was eaten by the "magical elephant" sitting in Lucknow, in an obvious reference to BSP's election symbol.

"The magical elephant built by Mayawati is eating people's money," he said.

(Agencies)