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BJP targets Cong-ruled NE states

In a bid to mount more pressure on the UPA on the issue of corruption, the BJP brass on Saturday alleged “scandals and scams” to the tune of Rs58,000 crore in the Congress-ruled north east states and demanded a time-bound probe into them.

delhi Updated: Feb 13, 2011 00:39 IST
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In a bid to mount more pressure on the UPA on the issue of corruption, the BJP brass on Saturday alleged “scandals and scams” to the tune of Rs58,000 crore in the Congress-ruled north east states and demanded a time-bound probe into them.

The BJP chief Nitin Gadkari said the party’s findings were based on ‘evidence’ collected using the Right to Information.

While Leaders of Opposition in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha would meet the Prime Minister in this regard, he would personally lead a delegation to the President to submit report.

“The Congress chief Sonia Gandhi had made tall promises against corruption. They are so hollow that not only are the central leaders corrupt, even the chief ministers of Congress-ruled states are making money,” Gadkari said.

Gadkari said since Prime Minister Manmohan Singh represents the northeast in Parliament, it was his “responsibility” to check the scams, which were hindering the pace of development in the region. “It is unfortunate that all the scandals and scams are taking place in Congress-ruled states.”