Kumar Vishwas ups ante against Congress and BJP over graft charges

Last Updated: Tue, Oct 23, 2012 09:43 hrs

India Against Corruption (IAC) activist Kumar Vishwas on Tuesday trained guns at the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), accusing them of supporting each other in graft scams.

Speaking to reporters in New Delhi, Vishwas said that there was an unsigned pact between the two parties that nobody would raise voice against their top leaders.

Recently, anti graft activist Arvind Kejriwal levelled several graft allegations against Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra and BJP Chief Nitin Gadkari over false land deals cases.

"I feel there are many things, which are yet to be exposed. We will have to wait and watch that on one side it is Robert Vadra, who takes unsecured loan from a company, due to which that company is befitted. On other side there is Nitin Gadkari, who gives a tender to a company for construction of Delhi-Pune highway when he was a PWD minister and the same company gives out loan and invest in his companies with false papers. So we have to see whether both of these will speak against each other or not or they will prove that both the parties are together in corruption," said Vishwas.

Kejriwal had alleged improper dealings between the son-in-law of Sonia, Robert Vadra, and real estate developer DLF Limited.

Vishwas slammed former minister and Virbhadra Singh over bribery charges wherein he was paid a bribe of rupees 20.3 million by a private firm when he was steel minister.

"Virbhadra Singh has proved Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement wrong whereby he had said that 'money does not grow on trees'. Virbhadra Singh had shown that how to grow money on tress by earning money from apple orchards.

"We would urge Virbhadra Singh to share this formula of growing money to other farmers also. The way he has filed his income tax declaration that clearly shows that nor our politicians are afraid of doing scams neither they are afraid of facing people. One this is sure that Congress party will not take any action on him also." he said.

A media report appeared based on documents from the income tax department, stating that Ispat Industries Ltd paid bureaucrats and officials in the steel and coal ministries during 2009-2010.

Reportedly, the documents were based on entries found in a diary seized during a raid on Ispat Industries Ltd in December 2010.

However the money offered to him was deposited in account of Anand Chauhan, who was appointed by Singh to manage his apple orchards and to invest the income from the sale of apples in government securities such as insurance policies etc.

Chauhan then used this money from his account to pay the insurance premiums of LIC policies issued in name of Singh, his wife and his two children.

In June 2012, Singh had quit as Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises after a Himachal Pradesh court had framed charges of corruption against him. (ANI)

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