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Cong targets BJP over Yeddyurappa, Maurya


New Delhi:Congress today attacked BJP for appointing “tainted” leaders to lead the party in Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh, saying it “exposes” the promise of probity made by the ruling party.

“It speaks volumes when the Prime Minister talks of probity, but appoints allegedly tainted people as head of state units,” party spokesman Manish Tewari told reporters.

He said that it was strange that those who talk of clean politis have appointed B S Yeddyurappa as BJP’s Karnataka unit chief, knowing full well that “he was jailed for corruption charges as Chief Minister”.

“In Uttar Pradesh, the gentleman who has been appointed as the PCC Chief has ten cases against him including that of murder….What a reflection of clean politics?”, he remarked, refrring to Phulpur MP Keshav Prasad Maurya.

The Congress spokesman also demanded sacking of Union Minister Y S Chowdary against whom a court in Hyderabad has issued non-bailable warrant in a case filed by a Mauritius- based bank for alleged default of repayment of loan.

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