A day after the Income-Tax Department said it has attached a Benami plot worth Rs 400 crore in Noida belonging to her brother Anand Kumar, BSP chief Mayawati on Friday accused the BJP of misusing the government machinery to target her family members.
Calling it an attempt to crush the voice of deprived, Mayawati said that the BJP cannot tolerate when the people of under-privileged sections progress.
She also alleged that the BJP had spent Rs 2000 crore to buy votes in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections and questioned its source.
“Everyone knows that during elections BJP got Rs 2000 crore in its bank accounts. Everyone wants to know its source. Is it Benami,” she asked.
She said that the BJP should introspect before pointing fingers at others and that the assets of BJP leaders before and after joining politics should be looked into.
Earlier, an official provisional order was issued by the Delhi-based Benami Prohibition Unit (PBU) for the attachment of the seven-acre (28,328.07 square meters) plot worth Rs 400 crore, owned by Kumar and his wife Vichiter Lata.
The crackdown by the IT came ahead of the upcoming assembly by-polls in the state, spelling further trouble for the BSP, which is going alone in the elections after its decision to break away from the alliance with Samajwadi Party.
The total properties belonging to Anand Kumar and his wife were estimated to be Rs 1,300 crore.
Mayawati had recently appointed Kumar as the national vice president of the Bahujan Samaj Party.