New Delhi, Dec 15: Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Thursday hit back at the Congress for accusing him of being involved in a scam. He said Congress will 'pay the price' for it.
"Congress has made a grave mistake by raising their finger against me,they will pay the price for their lifetime, I'm telling you," ANI quoted Rijiju.
Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha winessed an uproar on Wednesday over Rijiju's alleged involvement in corruption. Rijiju was accussed of recommending release of held up payments to a contractor, his cousin, for a 600-MW power project in Arunachal Pradesh.
Congress earlier demanded the sacking of Rijiju and said the prime minister's 'tall claims' of bringing transparency have "fallen flat".
BJP came out in support of Rijiju. Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu rubbished the allegations levelled against him, saying it was part of Congress' 'spit and run' tactics.
Power Minister Piyush Goyal dubbed the allegations as 'false and baseless'