New Delhi: India Against Corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal on Friday hit out yet against at both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party. He said he was confident that like Robert Vadra, BJP President Nitin Gadkari will also get a clean chit.
Demanding that Vadra and Gadkari disclose their business interests, Kejriwal said, "We will be made fools on the name of probe. Congress and BJP are together in this. We have started the process to expose Vadra and Gadkari, media has to take it forward."
He reiterated that both the Congress and BJP were hand-in-glove with each other and were saving each other. "I am very confident that Gadkari will get a clean chit too. I will not be suprised. We will be made fools in the name of probe. Congress and BJP are together in this," Kejriwal said.
This comes on a day when Vadra got a clean chit by a panel of four deputy commissioners in Haryana. deputy commissioners have found no irregularities in Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's land deals. A panel of four Deputy Commissioners has given Vadra's deals a clean chit. Four Haryana deputy commissioners conducted inquiries into Vadra's deals after IAS officer Ashok Khemka's order, dated October 12.
Meanwhile, more allegations surfaced against Nitin Gadkari. CNN-IBN accessed documents showing that four of Gadkari's very close aides, including his former driver and accountant, have been directors in at least 26 companies and that too within a period of the past four years.
Gadkari's former driver, Manohar Panse was a director in 11 companies between 2009 and 2011. Gadkari's very close aide, Kawdu Zade, has been a director in 16 companies in the same period. Purti employee Nishant Agnihotri has been a director in 13 companies.
A very close aide, Sagar Kotwaliwale has been a director in 9 companies. Like the controversial Purti Sugar and Power Private Ltd. in Nagpur, there are three more companies controlled by the 4 close aides of Gadkari.
CNN-IBN had on Thursday also accessed details of one of the alleged shell companies that invested in Gadkari's Purti Group. Regency Equifin Pvt Ltd interestingly has Gadkari's accountant Kawu Zade and other employees in Purti as directors.
Also, records show that Regency Equifin both borrowed from and lent money to Gadkari. The company bought shares worth Rs 4 crore in Gadkari's Purti Group in 2008. The 2008-09 balance sheet of Regency Equifin shows Gadkari gave unsecured loans of Rs 26 lakh. In 2011, the balance sheet of Regency Equifin shows that the loss-making Purti gave Rs 95 lakh to it.
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