Fresh trouble for Maya as probe ordered into sale of sugar mills

Published: 07th November 2012 10:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th November 2012 10:30 AM   |  A+A-

Barely a day after the Allahabad High Court gave a reprieve to former UP Chief Minister Mayawati in the sensational

Taj Heritage Corridor (THC) case, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday revealed that he had ordered the Lokayukta to probe the controversial sale of the 21 sugar mills by the erstwhile BSP administration.

And the move by the SP Government will clearly  turn the heat on the BSP chief and the key members of her erstwhile Cabinet as well as the top officials.

Actually, the previous BSP Government had sold the sugar mills to various parties in a questionable manner and had also grossly undervalued the assets and the land belonging to the mills.

In fact, the SP had made the issue one of its chief planks during the campaigning for the Assembly polls. And the party had promised to probe the matter and bring the guilty to justice if it came to power in the state.

However,after the SP formed the government,the party put the issue on the backburner, which led to rumblings among its rank and file.

But Akhilesh literally took everyone by surprise on Tuesday when he announced that the Lokayukta had been asked to take over the probe.

It is widely believed that if the issue were to be investigated properly, the role of several top IAS officials and the former CM’s office could come under a cloud.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp