Mayawati asks BJP to make public its source of funds during polls

BSP chief Mayawati attacked the BJP asking it to make public the source of funds received by it during elections and alleged that it cannot tolerate when people of deprived sections progress in business.

The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister's remarks came a day after the Income Tax Department attached a 'benami' commercial plot worth Rs 400 crore in Noida belonging to her brother and his wife.

She asked the BJP to make public the source of Rs 2000 crore it allegedly collected during elections.

"Everybody knows that during elections BJP got Rs 2000 crore in its back accounts. It is not clear who gave it the money and everyone wants to know its source. Is it 'benami'," she asked.

She alleged that votes of the poor and deprived were bought in the polls through these funds, Mayawati said.

The BJP cannot tolerate when people of the deprived sections progress, especially in business, and use power and government machinery against them, she claimed.