Congress demands Ananth Kumar’s resignation over Raadia issueBy ANI
Friday, December 24, 2010
NEW DELHI - The Congress on Friday demanded the resignation of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary Ananth Kumar over his alleged links with corporate lobbyist Niira Raadia.
Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi demanding the resignation of Kumar over the issue put up ten questions before the BJP.
“Why was Niira Radia’s trust alloted land in Vasant Kunj? Was L K Advani admiring Radia’s lobbying skills that he laid the foundation stone for this trust? Why was no action taken against swiss banks accounts that were opened during this time by Radia? The money in these accounts, do they belong to Radia alone or BJP leaders? Were these the papers that BS Yeddyruppa threatened to link? questioned Singhvi.
“When will Ananth Kumar be removed as General Secretary? Will the BJP hold an anti-corruption rallies at Ananth Kumar’s residence and Bangalore? Will the BJP now want us to wait for inquiry and proof? Will BJP disrupt Parliament on this issue? Why were cabinet papers leaked? asked Singhvi, while targeting the credibility of the Opposition over the issue of corruption.
Niira Radia’s former partner Rao Dheeraj Singh, suddenly surfaced on Thursday claimed that Radia and senior BJP leader Ananth Kumar fixed deals together. (ANI)