Inquiry against Minister politically motivated: AICC

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Puducherry, Feb 23 (UNI) AICC General Secretary V Narayanasamy MP today said the petetion seeking a vigilance inquiry against Health Minister E Valsaraj was politically motivated.

Addressing a press conference here, he alleged that the CPM wanted to tarnish the immage of Mr Valsaraj, who was elected five times from Mahe constituency.

He pointed out that the two acre land was purchased for Rs 1.5 crore and the amount was paid in cheque.

The market value for the land now is Rs 3 crore. In such a situation there was only profit for the cooperative institution and no loss incurred.

He said the procedure of an investigation was that the person, against whom the complaint was given, would be summoned and inquired, following which necessary steps would be taken if needed.

However in the case of Valsaraj, the court, utilising its powers, had directed to register case and investigate. Since, all the payments were made by cheque and Valsaraj explaning the issues stated that he was ready to face any trial, Mr Narayansamy expressed the hope that the investigating officials would conclude their investigations at the earliest and submit report to the court.

He demanded the introduction of Goondas Act here, in a meeting chaired by Union Minister of State for Home Sriprakash Jaiswal last night, staing that Puducherry had recently witnessed many foisted cases out of political vendetta.

Mr Jaiswal said that the administration should take steps to introduce the Bill for the same in the next Assembly Session.


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