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‘Venkaiah Naidu’s response to corruption charges raises more questions’

The Congress on Wednesday kept up its attack on NDA vice-presidential candidate M Venkaiah Naidu over the allegation of corruption against him and his family members, and questioned the silence of PM Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah on the issue of probity and transparency in public life.

india Updated: Jul 26, 2017 23:44 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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NDA vice-presidential nominee M Venkaiah Naidu during the ongoing monsoon session at Parliament, in New Delhi on Wednesday. (PTI Photo)

The Congress on Wednesday kept up its attack on NDA vice-presidential candidate M Venkaiah Naidu over the allegation of corruption against him and his family members, and questioned the silence of PM Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah on the issue of probity and transparency in public life.

The party claimed that Naidu’s response to its allegations against him on the issue of probity had “raised more questions”. “Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion. People of India demand answers. It is time PM, BJP chief and Naidu break silence and answer questions instead of hiding behind platitudes,” said Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala.

Naidu’s spokesperson dismissed the charges. “Congress party again sought to rehash the same accusations with the sole intention of continuing with their mudslinging campaign against Naidu. The issues raised today have nothing to do with Naidu as they include questioning the policies of concerned state governments and Swarna Bharat Trust. It is for the concerned to respond if they so choose,” he said.

First Published: Jul 26, 2017 23:42 IST