Lucknow. Samajwadi Party government minister Manoj Pandey’s problems have increased. Vigilance has demanded an open inquiry from the regime against the former Minister of Agriculture and Science Technology. The former minister has also been accused of grabbing land belonging to Scheduled Castes by going contrary to the rules. A complaint was made against former minister Manoj Pandey at the CM office, after which a confidential inquiry was ordered against him. During the investigation, the team of Vigilance had come to know about several suspicious assets of the minister, after which the Vigilance team has now decided to open an investigation against Manoj Pandey and sought permission from the state government.
Vigilance is also under investigation against Gayatri Prajapati, who was the Minister of Mining and Transport in the Samajwadi Government. At the same time, the SIT is under investigation against former minister and senior SP leader Azam Khan and Azam Khan is still in jail these days. The Vigilance team had registered a case against Gayatri Prajapati in a disproportionate assets case. It was revealed in the investigation that, the former minister has assets of about 6 times more than income. At the same time, information about 21 benami properties was revealed.
As soon as the BJP government was formed in Uttar Pradesh, CM Yogi Adityanath had instructed the officials to work on a policy of zero tolerance in cases of corruption. So far, many ministers and officials have come under the purview of corruption cases started. Vigilance’s team against former minister Manoj is said to be sure to increase his difficulties after the government allows an open investigation.