Bhopal: Lashing out at Congress for following dynasty politics, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Sunday held the UPA government responsible for corruption in India. The BSP supremo emphasised upon the fact that she has carved out a niche for herself in politics and therefore will never succumb to any pressure but, fight for the party and its ideology.

While addressing the convention of BSP workers from Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Orissa, Mayawati slammed the opposition in Uttar Pradesh for creating trouble with cases like Taj Corridor and disproportionate assets case.

Launching a scathing attack on Congress and BJP over black money, the Dalit icon said both the national parties are not willing to do anything to bring back the illegal deposits stashed abroad. Blaming both the parties for having foreign accounts, she accused the leaders of these parties of being corrupt and shady.

“If this money was reclaimed, it would end the poverty of 50 percent of the people living below poverty line”, Mayawati added.

Calling the Congress ‘a party for corporates’, Mayawati criticized the Central government for the backwardness of people and alleged that its policies were intended to benefit industrialists close to the party.

The BSP supremo, who condemned the UPA government over the issue of Land Acquisition Act, said, “The Congress ruled the country for over 50 years but has failed to do anything for the welfare of people, especially Dalits. It even failed to review the archaic Land Acquisition Act. In the coming monsoon session of Parliament the BSP will raise this issue vociferously.”

Taking a dig at Congress for backing the farmers' protest at Bhatta Parsaul village against the land acquisition, she said the ruling party did not do anything all these years to replace the old Act, though farmers were opposed to it.

Hailing BSP as the party for common people, Mayawati said the BSP has a fair chance of becoming an alternative to the Congress and BJP in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Orissa.

JPN/Bureau