Parliamentary affairs minister Kamal Nath on Monday, May 6 was quoted as saying, "The BJP should not talk about corruption. On Wednesday (May 8) we will see the Karnataka election result. The people would have decided who is corrupt. The BJP will have no face, no answer after that."
Nath's statement surfaced as a reaction to national BJP leaders' criticism demanding resignation from Union Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal and Law Minister Ashwani Kumar citing the recent railway and coalgate scams.
Dismissing BJP's demand, Nath said, "There is no question of their resignation. Did Nitin Gadkari resign as president of the BJP? The BJP should not give us lectures on such matters. Our government knows what is to be done and if there is any indictment, we will certainly take action."
Asking people to keep faith in upcoming verdict of the apex court, Nath added, "As far as the law minister is concerned, the Supreme court will be hearing the case day after tomorrow (Wednesday). they have already filed affidavit."
While the law minister has been accused of interfering in the CBI probe in Coalgate scam, the railway minister has been cornered with his nephew Vijay Singla. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials recently arrested Singla who allegedly had take Rs 90 lakh bribe in connection with a railway scam.
Opposition parties led by BJP have been pushing the Congress to corner citing several corruption cases against its leaders and ministers. But now the Congress also started slamming BJP which may lose its power to the former in Karnataka.
The present BJP government in Karnataka is believed to have lost trust and experts believe that Congress may return to power. The assembly election result would be declared on May 8 and it seems that it would definitely change the political scenario in the country. The result would definitely be a booster for the winner ahead of the crucial Lok Sabha election which is believed to be held in 2014.