Congress calls Gadkari a fraud, demands probe against him

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New Delhi, Oct 23: It seems Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari's days are numbered as party head. After Arvind Kejriwal and members of India Against Corruption (IAC), it is the turn of ruling Congress to target the senior BJP leader on charges of corruption.

Congress had called Gadkari a fraud and demanded an impartial probe against him.

Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday, Oct 23 submitted proof of Gadkari's links with Purti Power to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and demanded that the Opposition party leader be probed on fraud charges.

Many of Gadkari's own party members are not happy that he is still holding the top post. Senior BJP leader and advocate Ram Jethmalani on Tuesday had asked Gadkari to quit from the post of BJP President.

Jethmalani said that fresh allegations against Gadkari in the Maharashtra land scam will compromise the BJP's campaign against corruption. The BJP MP said that Gadkari should not be given the second term as the BJP president as there are serious allegations of corruption against him.

However, BJP spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi defended Gadkari, saying "Whatever allegations are there, we've given clarification several times. We can give it again if needed. There is no embarrassment of any sorts to the party."

Earlier Kejriwal and other members of IAC alleged that Gadkari was involved in huge land scam in Maharashtra.

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