BJP leader turns attack on Sonia, Manmohan on graft issue

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Patna, June 28: Describing the UPA as government as mired in corruption, BJP on Monday, Jun 27 took potshots at Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Union Home Minister P Chidambaram while attacking all other members of the union cabinet.

"Soniaji is the inspiring source of corruption, while Manmohan Singh is a patron. Chidambaram and other members in the Union cabinet are partners," Ananth Kumar, senior BJP leader and in-charge of party Bihar affairs said here.

He was addressing ''Sankhanad Samaroh'' organised by the BJP against corruption, price rise and autocratic style of function of the Congress government.

Referring to alleged involvement of former Union Minister A Raza, DMK MP Kanimojhi and Congress leader Suresh Kalmadi in the 2G Spectrum scam and CWG irregularities, Kumar said Chidambaram, Textile Minister Dayanidhi aran, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit and an official in PMO Jarnail Singh should also be prosecuted in these scams.

The BJP leader said Chidambaram should clarify his position before the Supreme Court and CAG that why did he allow the 2G spectrum allotment when he was Finance Minister.

Kumar alleged that the exchequer had been virually looted to the tune of Rs 1.76 lakh crore in 2G Spectrum case, Rs 67,000 crore in CWG irregularities and Rs 5.5 lakh crore in S Band irregularities.

According to an estimate, a whopping sum of Rs 10.5 lakh crore as blackmoney was stashed away with the foreign banks, he charged.


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