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Dalit Memorial scam: UP Lokayukta asks Maya aides to pay Rs 1,400 cr

May 20, 2013 04:00 PM IST Politics Politics

Lucknow: In a huge setback for former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati, the state government has named the BSP chief's key confidant in its report on the Dalit Memorial Scam and asked for a Rs 1,400 crore compensation.

The UP Lokayukta, NK Mehrotra, has named Mayawati's key aide former minister Nasimuddin Siddiqui and Mayawati's former right hand man Babu Singh Kushwaha as the main accused in the scam.

Both the ministers have been told to cough up Rs 1,400 crore, which is an estimated 30 per cent of the total costs. The Lokayutka has also named 37 accountants and over 50 government engineers in its report.