Other leaders in it too: Gadkari
Sharpening its attack on Congress on corruption issue, BJP on Sunday alleged that "other" cabinet ministers are also involved in the 2G spectrum scam apart from A Raja and asserted that they "will also have to go" along with the Telecom Minister.delhi Updated: Nov 15, 2010 00:07 IST
Sharpening its attack on Congress on corruption issue, BJP on Sunday alleged that "other" cabinet ministers are also involved in the 2G spectrum scam apart from A Raja and asserted that they "will also have to go" along with the Telecom Minister.
"This money was not only looted by Raja... Congress leaders were also involved.... Money has not only gone to Chennai. It has benefited Congress also," BJP president Nitin Gadkari said while addressing a public rally in Najafgarh.
Questioning the role of other cabinet ministers and the Prime Minister in the 2G spectrum issue, Gadkari said, "Has Raja alone siphoned off the money. Has the Prime Minister not signed the files. If he was wrong, then why was he not stopped... It is not just Raja who will have to go, other ministers who are involved in it will also have to go."
For the second consecutive day, the party tried to link a close aide of Rahul Gandhi with CWG irregularities.
"Emaar-MGF, the firm that built the Games village is involved in a scam of R2,000 crore. Who owns this company? One of its owners is one Gupta. His nephew Kanishka Singh, the political secretary of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
"I seek answers on this from Sonia Gandhi," Gadkari said.
Kanishka Singh, however, said that he has absolutely nothing to do with the matter and termed BJP's allegations as "entirely baseless, false and with an ulterior purpose".
To blunt the opposition's attack over multiple corruption charges, the Congress last week sacked Suresh Kalmadi, who was the CWG 2010 Organising Committee Chairman, from a party post.
First Published: Nov 15, 2010 00:05 IST