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Explain your wealth, Digvijaya challenges Gadkari

india Updated: Sep 19, 2011 19:42 IST
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Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Monday said that BJP president Nitin Gadkari should explain the growth in his assets/income over the years.

"Nitin Gadkari should disclose his present assets, and what was his income fifteen years ago," Singh said in Indore.

He alleged that Gadkari had spent crores of rupees during his son's wedding in Nagpur, where "two lakh people had been invited". "Let him answer (on the wedding expenses)," Singh said.

After Anna Hazare "took away" the corruption issue, nobody was interested in listening to BJP leaders talking about corruption, he said.

Dubbing senior BJP leader LK Advani's proposed Rath Yatra against corruption and Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi's ongoing fast as political gimmicks, Singh said BJP had not acted against or jailed any of its leaders who were facing corruption accusations.

He recalled cases such as Kargil coffins scam and Tehelka sting operation.

Congress, he said, had not spared any of its leaders accused of corruption.