Arvind Kejriwal gets new explosives to hit Nitin Gadkari

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New Delhi, Oct 23: Social activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday, Oct 23 seems to have got another powerful explosives to hit Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari.

Reiterating his charges against Gadkari, Kejriwal on Tuesday tweeted, "Read today's TOI for big expose against Gadkari. But wud Congress and Pawar have courage to act against Gadkari? Or BJP-Cong bhai bhai? "

Kejriwal's tweet surfaced following a report published by a daily Times of India which showed irregularities in Gadkari's companies.

The newspaper report claimed that shell companies have invested in Gadkari's Purti group. An infrastructure company called IRB allegedly has given a loan of Rs 165 crores to Purti Ltd two years after IRB was awarded road contracts by Gadkari during his tenure as Power Minister.

After facing fresh charges, Gadkari was quoted as saying, "I am ready to face any inquiry," and also added, "I resigned as Purti chairman 14 months ago."

TOI also reported, "investigations across four cities revealed that most addresses in which these companies are registered are unverifiable, and that the firms are controlled by Gadkari's close aides."

Earlier Kejriwal had accused Gadkari of taking land which was meant for farmers. Indian Against Corruption (IAC) led by Kejriwal also claimed that irrigation water in Vidharba was diverted to Gadkari's meal, hence farmers were left in a fix which compelled many to commit suicide in the region. [Read: Kejriwal's allegations against Gadkari]

However, Gadkari overruled Kejriwal's allegations describing the charges as "a conspiracy by the Congress party and Kejriwal".

Gadkari said that the irrigation scam in Maharashtra was exposed by his party and not by Anjali Damania. "I have even written a book on irrigation," he said and added that he is ready for any inquiry.

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