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HindustanTimes Sat,02 Aug 2014

If voted to power, we'll order reinvestigation into railgate: Tandon

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, March 31, 2014
First Published: 23:31 IST(31/3/2014) | Last Updated: 23:32 IST(31/3/2014)

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said on Monday that if they come to power they would order reinvestigation into the railgate in which former railway minister and local MP Pawan Bansal's nephew Vijay Singla was caught taking a bribe of Rs. 90 lakh from a senior railway official last year.

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Addressing the media at party office in Sector 33, local unit chief Sanjay Tandon said circumstantial evidences were against Bansal in the railgate and it appeared that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) worked under government pressure and he was made a prosecution witness by the bureau.

"Railgate would be inquired into afresh and action would be taken against those found guilty," he said.

Tandon took a different line on the issue days after party candidate Kirron Kher last week announced that she would not take up the railgate, claiming that she did not want to personalise the campaign.

Tandon also looked defensive over media queries on the same and did not have a clear answer to it.

During his rally in the city on Saturday, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had targeted Bansal by stating that he was 'Bhrashtachar ka Pawan'.

Tandon released a chargesheet against the local MP in which railgate also figured and said all these issues would be inquired into and action would be initiated against those found guilty, if the party was voted to power.

The chargesheet also included booth allotment scam involving Rs. 500 crore, paver block scam worth Rs. 100 crore, duplicate ration card scam, garbage treatment plant scam etc.

He alleged that Bansal used his clout to save himself and others involved in various scams by using his clout in Delhi.

AAP's road show a flop: BJP
Sanjay Tandon in his press conference termed the Aam Aadmi Party road show a 'flop show' and said vehicles from other states were brought in to influence the voters. He claimed that the BJP's rally which was addressed by party prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, was a huge success.

Taking a dig at the Congress for postponing rally of party president Sonia Gandhi in the city, Tandon said, "It appears the Congress has given a walkover to us in this match (Lok Sabha election) even before it started."

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