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Volcker issue: BJP wants CBI probe into Cong role

The BJP wanted to know the investigation into the Congress party and its President Sonia Gandhi's role.

india Updated: May 25, 2006 22:12 IST
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Seeking to rake up the Volcker issue in the wake of a kin of former Union Minister Natwar Singh admitting to a role in the scam, the Opposition BJP on Thursday demanded a CBI probe into the role of the Congress party as a "non contractual beneficiary" in the oil-for-food deal.

"Aditya Khanna's admission confirms our suspicion that Natwar Singh and his son Jagat Singh through Andleeb Sehgal and Khanna had received the payments from Masefield, the company which got contracts in the 'Oil for Food' scam from Iraq," party spokesman Prakash Javadekar told reporters in New Delhi.

The BJP wanted to know the investigation into the Congress party and its President Sonia Gandhi's role as "non contractual beneficiary", he said.

Javadekar demanded that the case with all the material collected by the Justice Pathak Commission and Virender Dayal be handed over to the CBI for further investigation.

First Published: May 25, 2006 22:12 IST