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Cong cannot go scot free in scam: Sushma

india Updated: Dec 06, 2009 18:16 IST

The Congress cannot go scot free in the Rs 4,000 crore money laundering scam, senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday. She hoped that Madhu Koda and former Jharkhand minister Kamalesh Singh will tell all in the next few days during investigations.

Lambasting the Congress for its "thirst" for power, Swaraj, who was here to campaign for the ongoing Jharkhand assembly polls, said it backed Koda, an independent MLA as chief minister after dislodging the erstwhile NDA government and then replaced him by JMM chief Shibu Soren.

Soren, who had only 17 MLAs, was "gifted" the chief ministership of Jharkhand for saving the UPA government over the Indo-US civil nuclear deal, she said.

"Congress had made Jharkhand a laboratory for political experiments ever since BJP emerged as the largest single party following the last assembly election in 2005," she said.

Blaming the Congress and the state Governor for carrying out the "immoral" experiment of inviting JMM to form the government after the 2005 polls, ignoring the NDA's (BJP-30 and JD(U) 6) claim.

She expressed confidence over NDA's showing in Jharkhand polls, saying "There is no question of ifs and buts ... The BJP-JD(U) combine will form the next government with clear majority".

BJP leader Chandan Mitra took a dig at Congress party’s slogan 'Congress ka Haath, Aam Aadmi ke Saath' and said the five fingers of the hand (Cong symbol) meant price rise and corruption.