May 21, 9:18 AM
In Uttar Pradesh, Lokayukta Justice NK Mehrotra indicted 199 persons including BSP general secretary and ex-minister Naseemuddin Siddiqui and former minister Babu Singh Kushwaha.
They have been charged with financial irregularities to the tune of 1410 crore rupees in the construction of parks and memorials built during Mayawati regime.
The report named Naseemuddin Siddiqui, the then PWD Minister and Babu Singh Kushwaha, the then Mining minister, indicting them to be at the center of the scam. Our cprres[ondet reports that where two stalwart ministers of BSP regime - Nasimuddin Siddiqui and Babu Singh Kushwaha have been indicted in the report as main culprits, Lokayukta left the ex Chief Minister Mayawati, scot free, as there was no evidence found against her.
The 1346 page report details about the misdeeds of two ministers, one sitting MLA, 62 state government engineers, two advocates, 40 other employees of state and 60 representatives of the supply firms.
Where main accused Siddiqui is facing several cases of disproportionate assets , Babu Singh Kushwaha, already expelled from BSP, is languishing in the jail in the NRHM case.