Corruption charges: BJP asks Bhattal to introspect
Hitting back at former Punjab chief minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal for leveling corruption charges against party spokesperson and MLA Manoranjan Kalia, BJP today asked her to introspect and look into her own past.chandigarh Updated: Apr 04, 2012 19:10 IST
Hitting back at former Punjab chief minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal for leveling corruption charges against party spokesperson and MLA Manoranjan Kalia, BJP on Wednesday asked her to introspect and look into her own past.
"Instead of pointing fingers at Kalia, Bhattal should introspect on her own deeds of corruption, when she during her chief ministership misused lakhs of rupees from the CM discretionary fund and brought a bad name to Punjab," state BJP general secretary Manjit Singh Rai said.
Claiming that the act even drew the ire of her own Congress party, he said Bhattal ended up facing an enquiry ordered during Capt Amarinder Singh's tenure as CM.
Bhattal had recently charged Kalia with taking money for giving party tickets to candidates during assembly elections in Punjab.
Rai said Kalia and other ministers were changed as part of organisational process and it was ratified by BJP incharge for Punjab Shanta Kumar, BJP general secretary JP Nadda and LK Advani.
"She should remember her own corrupt practices that neither people of Punjab nor Congress have forgotten," he said.
Kalia had earlier demanded that the Election Commission investigate Bhattal's allegation against Amarinder Singh regarding election funds to the tune of Rs 300 crore to Rs 500 crore during 2012 assembly elections.