Cool BJP response to Joshi ?clean chit?
THERE IS more sense of relief than jubilation in the BJP over the police?s ?clean chit? to Sanjay Joshi in the alleged sleazy CD scandal. The scandal had rocked the BJP sometime back.india Updated: Apr 02, 2006 14:59 IST
THERE IS more sense of relief than jubilation in the BJP over the police’s “clean chit” to Sanjay Joshi in the alleged sleazy CD scandal. The scandal had rocked the BJP sometime back.
Though the speculations were rife about police exonerating disgraced Joshi on the Forensic Laboratory Hyderabad’s report, none expected the kind of cold response to the ‘clean chit’.
The BJP desisted from launching counterattack on the Congress leaders on the issue. Whereas, the Congress has trained its guns on the State Government and the police, saying the talk of clean chit is misleading. Several questions regarding the CD remain unanswered.
Where is the original CD? Who was the brain behind shooting of the alleged sexual escapades? Whether or not it was Joshi in the CD? Who is the person(s) trying to blackmail Joshi as was alleged by him in the complaint to the police? Whether the plot was hatched to defame Joshi only or defame the BJP also and destabilise the State Government? .
The State BJP organising general secretary Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki said it was police’s duty to get to the bottom of the truth. The act of making and circulating such CD amounted to a grave offence, he added.
When asked if he had talked to the Chief Minister in this regard, he said there was no need of it. The police should investigate the matter on their own.
On the Congress leaders allegations that the CD was manipulated to get the desired report from the forensic lab, Prof Solanki said not accepting the truth also amounted to a sort of crime.
He asked how the Congress leaders knew that the CD was manipulated. “Do they have any evidence to corroborate their allegations?” he asked. He said if they had any CD with them other than what had been sent to the Forensic Laboratory they should produce it to the police.
First Published: Apr 02, 2006 14:59 IST