New Delhi: Claiming to form the next government in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav here on Thursday said if the SP returns to power, all the alleged corruption charges against  Mayawati government would be investigated. Taking a pot-shot at his arch rival, Yadav said, “Anyone found involved in illegal activities, be it the Chief Minister, Minister or bureaucrat would be arrested and the legal action would be taken against the concerned person.”

Yadav told the Dainik Jagaran, “The SP will get the full majority in 2012 assembly polls on the plank of graft issue. Several UP ministers had to quit for their alleged involvement in various scams. They are yet to be awarded jail term. After the formation of SP government, all the accused would be lodged in jail.”

On being asked about no action had been taken during his previous tenure over the issue, the SP supremo opined, “I have no intentional motive. Several officers had been booked in my tenure, whereas some escaped without any stringent action against them.”

The SP has started to make a list of officials who are allegedly involved in the corruption, added Yadav.

“Probe would be initiated into the alleged misuse of government funds in constructing parks and installing statues with cost of thousands of crores. If anyone is found guilty, the public money would be recovered from them,” added the SP leader.

JPN/Bureau