Don't shift blame on General Kapoor: BJP
The BJP today accused the Congress of trying to shift blame over the housing society scam in Mumbai on former Army chief Deepak Kapoor.delhi Updated: Nov 04, 2010 20:24 IST
The BJP on Thursday accused the Congress of trying to shift blame over the housing society scam in Mumbai on former Army chief Deepak Kapoor.
"The blame is being shifted on General Kapoor. If he is involved, action should be taken against him, but don't shift the blame to divert attention," BJP chief spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters.
He claimed that names of "more and more" Congress leaders were coming out in the open in various scams and that the ruling party was trying to shift the onus on others to escape its share of blame.
Former Army chiefs Gen NC Vij and Gen Deepak Kapoor, ex-Navy chief Admiral Madhavendra Singh, former Army Vice Chief Lt Gen Shantanu Chowdhary are among those who have been alloted flats in the controversial 31-storey Adarsh Housing Society in upscale Colaba area.
Facing criticism over securing an apartment in the controversial Society, Kapoor on Thursday met Defence Minister A K Antony and is understood to have explained his position.
During the 30-minute meeting at the Defence Ministry in New Delhi, Kapoor is believed to have told Antony that he welcomed a probe into allotments and other complaints against the housing society.
"Be it the 2G spectrum scam of Rs 1.76 lakh crore, the cost escalations in the run up to the Commonwealth Games or the Adarsh housing scam, they have all brought disrepute to the government which has failed to take any action," Prasad said.