Rampur: In an unveiled attack on the Mayawati government, Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal declared UP as the most corrupt state and dared Team Anna to start an anti-corruption campaign in Uttar Pradesh.

Speaking during a kisan mahapanchayat held at Khaud village here on Sunday he accused the state government of being involved in MNREGA scams. Doubting over local agencies’ competence to probe MNREGA scam, he demanded a CBI inquiry into the entire gamut of case. He further said if the state government is not involved in entire exercise then why it is hesitating from a CBI probe? On this occasion he did not miss a chance to target parties like BSP and BJP.

He said that for long anti –Congress governments in the state have been playing with the interests of local people. He further stated if Team Anna actually wants to continue fight against corruption, they should come to Uttar Pradesh to see the real situation.

In an appeal to the people he said that if they want employment, development and industries in the state they should support a party like Congress. Terming Advani yatra as a mere hypocrisy he expressed surprise on the entire BJP rath yatra especially when Rahul Gandhi was marching on foot.

JPN/Bureau