New Delhi/Nagpur: Uttar Pradesh politician Mayawati faces fresh charges of corruption with the Supreme Court agreeing to hear a case linked to her alleged illegal wealth. The central government had told the court that there were no new grounds for a new complaint against the former Chief minister.
The court said today it would not pass any immediate order against Mayawati but would hear the petition filed by a former member of her BSP or Bahujan Samaj Party.
The Centre, represented by Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, told the court that Mayawati had been cleared by the Income Tax department, which had investigated donations made to the BSP chief.
“We don’t have any other material, so why should we go on registering another FIR?” Mr Rohatgi wondered.
Mayawati ‘s lawyer told the court that the petitioner was out for vendetta.