Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Wednesday charged the Centre with misusing the Central Bureau of Investigation against her in the disproportionate assets case.
Mayawati, while addressing party leaders and workers at a meeting, said CBI takes cognisance of the Income-Tax report in case of leaders like Samajwadi Party's Mulayam Singh Yadav and RJD chief Laloo Prasad Yadav but in her case the investigating agency is trying to "frame" her in the DA case, BSP sources said.
Her remarks came close on the heels of CBI telling the Supreme Court that there was "credible evidence" to go ahead with the prosecution of Mayawati in the DA case.
The chief minister cautioned BSP workers against any design or conspiracy by political opponents before the next assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh in 2012 through tactics like sting operation and asked them to apprise the general public against any such move, the sources said.
The BSP president asked the partymen to work for securing three-fourth majority for the party in 2012 assembly elections.
On the verdict of the Ayodhya title suits by the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court later this month, Mayawati asked her party workers to keep away from any controversy and not issue statements on it.