Only one minister clean,says Congress chargesheet

Former Congress minister G S Bali,who heads the PCC body which is preparing the “corruption chargesheet” against the BJP government,on Thursday said that almost all cabinet ministers,including the chief minister,figure in the chargesheet which was ready and will be submitted to the President by mid-April.

Written by Express News Service | Shimla | Published: April 6, 2012 1:26:01 am

Former Congress minister G S Bali,who heads the PCC body which is preparing the “corruption chargesheet” against the BJP government,on Thursday said that almost all cabinet ministers,including the chief minister,figure in the chargesheet which was ready and will be submitted to the President by mid-April.

Bali,while addressing mediapersons,said the chargesheet — which seeks a CBI probe into the allegations and runs into 1,000 pages — will be released simultaneously in Shimla and be handed over to the President.

Asked how many ministers are named in the document,Bali said: “Almost 90 per cent.” While elaborating,he did not name Rural and Panchayat Raj Minister Jairam Thakur whose department has been given a clean chit in the chargesheet.

When asked if the chief minister was also under scanner,Bali said: Who heads the home department facing scams relating to police uniforms and shoes? Even the power department? It is the chief minister.” Bureaucrats also figure in the chargesheet,he added.

Bali further said that most of the information and supporting documents leading to the chargesheet were obtained under the RTI Act. The chargesheet will be legally scrutinised by AICC general secretary Birender Singh and the party legal cell in New Delhi before being submitted to the President.

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