Jan 24, 2012 at 05:43pm IST

BJP demands CBI probe into rise in wealth of Mayawati's brother

Lucknow: The BJP on Tuesday demanded a CBI probe into the source of funding of various companies registered in the name of Mayawati's brother Anand Kumar, alleging that his wealth has multiplied a thousand times in just a few years.

"As per information, records available with the government department as on 1st January 2007, Anand Kumar had a couple of companies in 2007. During Mayawati regime, number of companies of Anand Kumar has crossed 300 as on January 1 2012," BJP national secretary Kirit Somaiya told reporters in Lucknow.

He said the major company Anand Kumar had on January 1, 2007 was Hotel Library Club Private Limited with the net worth of less than Rs 5 crore.

BJP demands probe into Maya's brother's wealth

The BJP alleged that Anand Kumar's wealth has multiplied a thousand times in just a few years.

"However, over the last few years, with the help of inflow from non-transparent dealings and income from dubious transactions, the wealth/investments of Mayawati's family and friends have crossed Rs 10,000 crore," Somaiya alleged.

The party also accused Mayawati government of parking "kick backs" received for "various non-transparent" deals in these 300 dubious companies.

"In the last six months, it seems dozens of new companies have been formed by Mayawati's friends and family. The latest example is Messers Front Age Investment Private Limited," the BJP leader alleged.

He alleged that this company has been registered with the Registrar of Company on January 13 this year.

"This is the latest company registered by Anand Kumar Group. The scam money is diverted and invested in hotels, properties, lands and banks," Somaiya alleged.

Demanding a CBI investigation into the source of funding of these companies, he said a probe by the apex investigation agency is a must to unravel the secret behind the steep and manifold rise in Anand Kumar's wealth.

However, the ruling BSP in Uttar Pradesh has already rubbished the charges as baseless, saying they had been levelled by the BJP out of frustration due to the party's "rejection" by the poor, dalits, backwards and minorities.