Siddharthngar (UP):  Making a veiled attack on Chief Minister Mayawati, Rahul Gandhi on Friday said an "elephant" in Lucknow was eating away all the money sent by the Centre for the poor in Uttar Pradesh.
     
In an apparent reference to the ruling BSP and its poll symbol, the elephant, the AICC General Secretary taunted Mayawati saying poll-bound UP has decided to "throw away" this elephant.
     
Rahul prefaced his attack on the BSP supremo by saying that there is no dearth of funds in the country and that UP can get as much money as it needed.
     
"What is lacking is that money doesn't reach you. There is an elephant sitting in Lucknow and this elephant is eating your money. This time UP has decided to throw away this elephant," the Congress leader told a public meeting here.

(Agencies)